Franca is a comfy-casual cardigan with a perfectly slouchy shape. Everything is knitted as you go, including the front band and the free-hanging, kangaroo-style pockets, which means after binding off, you just have a couple gaps to close before blocking and curling up in it.
This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.
All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Click here to purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn store.
Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Approximately 1075 (1275, 1450, 1650, 1850, 2050) yds / 980 (1165, 1325, 1510, 1700, 1875) m heavy worsted / aran weight yarn.
100% merino wool. 142 yds / 130 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
8 (9, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins in Pewter, #04
70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo. 98 yds / 89 m per 1.75 oz 50 g skein
11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) skeins in Charcoal, #7477
16 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10cm square in St st on largest needles
NOTE: Cardigan will stretch due to its weight so you might want to err on the side of a tighter gauge if in-between.
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