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Zingiber

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DESCRIPTION

Zingiber is a cozy top-down cardigan with raglan sleeves, striking cable details, cabled patch pockets, and a hood. This design was named after the Zingiber genus, the Latin name for a family of many warming plants like ginger, turmeric, and cardamom.

Zingiber features a wide four-leaf cable panel running down the back on a reverse stockinette background. The body is straight, making this unisex hoodie fit all body shapes. The hood — which can optionally be left out — is worked last and shaped with short rows.

The pattern comes in eight sizes and is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for all cable patterns.

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SIZES

  • 1 (2, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7, 8] or XS (S, M, L1) [L2, XL, 2XL, 3XL]
  • To fit a 78 (86, 94, 102) [110, 118, 126, 134] cm / 30¾ (33¾, 37, 40¼) [43¼, 46½, 49½, 52¾]“ chest
  • Finished body circumference: approx. 89 (96, 105, 112) [121, 128, 137, 144] cm / 34¾ (37½, 41, 43¾) [47¼, 50, 53½, 56¼]“
The cardigan is intended to be worn with approx. 10 cm / 4” of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

See last photo.

MATERIALS

Yarn

  • Retrosaria Brusca (50% Saloia, 50% Merino Branco and Merino Preto, 125 m/50 g, 137 yd/1.76 oz), approx. 8 (8, 8, 9) [10, 10, 11, 11] skeins. The sample cardigan is knitted in size 3 in the colorway 8C.
  • Or worsted-weight yarn, approx. 910 (970, 1040, 1085) [1160, 1210, 1260, 1310] m / 1000 (1065, 1140, 1190) [1270, 1325, 1380, 1435] yd

Needles

  • 4.5 mm / US #7 long circular needle (80–100 cm / 32–40”) for reverse stockinette and cables (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 4 mm / US #6 long circular needle (80–100 cm / 32–40”) for ribbing (or needle one size smaller than main needle)
  • If not working in magic loop, double-pointed needles in the same sizes for the sleeves.

Notions

  • Waste yarn, extra cable, or circular needle for provisional cast-on (optional)
  • 4 + 2 stitch markers
  • 2 cable needles (optional)
  • Spare needles for hood and pockets
  • 8 buttons, approx. 2 cm / ¾” in diameter
  • Darning needle

GAUGE

  • 17.5 sts × 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” in reverse stockinette on larger needles, blocked
  • 23 sts × 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” in cable pattern on larger needles, blocked

TECHNIQUES USED

The pattern uses the following techniques: provisional cast-on, cables, short rows, picking up stitches, one-row buttonholes, and seaming in reverse stockinette.

REFERENCES


Zingiber was originally published in Making Stories Issue 2
  • Yarn support: Retrosaria Rosa Pomar
  • Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Theresa Sindy
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua
You will get the following files:
  • PDF (3MB)
  • PDF (3MB)

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