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 Forest Finds is a cardigan for slowing down. Crisp stitches and structural details recall the littlest details of a woodland treasure hunt, and the diagonals and long lines evoke all the branches, leaves and lamella of a harmonious autumn ramble. In sportweight Roan, this sweater offers layering versatility and cozy comfort.

Download the PDF lookbook here.

CONSTRUCTION


Forest Finds is worked with a unique construction. Front centers, back center, and side panels are worked from the bottom up. Front side centers include pockets knit in-line. Side panels are joined to the front and back centers using a 3-needle bind-off.

Body and sleeves are seamed from the hems to the underarm, and a 3-needle bind-off is used to join the sleeves to the body. Stitches are picked up and knit for the hem, collar, and placket. The zipper is sewn in by hand. If you wish to replace the zipper with a button band, the appendix provides notes on how to make that modification.

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8] (9, 10, 11, 12)

Finished full bust: 31.5 (35.75, 39.5, 43.75, 47.75) [51.75, 55.5, 59.75] (63.75, 67.5, 71.5, 75.75) inches / 78.5 (89.5, 98.5, 109.5, 119.5) [129, 139, 149] (159, 169, 179, 189) cm

Finished hip: 35 (39, 42.75, 47.5, 51.5) [55.25, 60.5, 62.75] (67, 71.25, 75.25, 79.25) inches / 88 (97.5, 106.5, 118.5, 128.5) [138, 151, 157] (167, 178, 188, 198 cm

​Finished bicep: 12.75 (13.5, 14.5, 15.75, 16.75) [17.75, 19.5, 20.5] (22.5, 23, 24, 25) inches / 32 (34, 36.5, 39, 41.5) [44.5, 48.5, 51.5] (56.5, 57.5, 60, 62.5) cm.

YOUR BEST FIT 


Choose the size closest to your actual upper chest measurement: 28 (32.75, 36, 39.25, 42.5) [45.75, 49, 52.25] (55.5, 58.75, 62, 65.25) inches / 70 (82, 90, 98, 106.5) [114.5, 122.5, 130.5] (139, 147, 155, 163) cm.

Upper chest is measured above the full bust, at an angle close to diagonal beneath the underarms, and straight across the back.

Forest Finds is designed to fit with approximately 4 inches / 10 cm of positive ease at the fullest part of your bust. This pullover is designed for bodies with breasts, and there is more ease in the front than in the back. The front, zipped, is 0.5 (3.5, 4.25, 4.25, 4.5) [5, 5.25, 5.5] (6, 6.25, 6.75, 7) inches / 1.5 (8.5, 10.5, 10.5, 11.5) [12, 13, 14] (15, 16, 17, 17.5) cm inches wider than the back.

I’m wearing  Size 5, cup 2, with approximately 2.75 inches / 7 cm of ease at the full bust. My upper chest measures 41.5 inches / 104 cm and my upper arm 13.5 inches / 34 cm.

This pattern includes instructions for knitting optional bust shaping in 4 sizes.

YARN


Lavender Lune Yarn Co. Roan Sport

75% Targhee 20% Cormo 5% colored Merino; 295 yds (270 m) per 100 g skein. This is a springy, soft yarn with a slightly thick-and-thin quality. It knits into a lofty, lightweight, medium-drape fabric.

Yardage depends on whether you knit the optional bust shaping. For complete yardage, download the schematic on the pattern page.

Shown in colorway Olive You.

GAUGE


22 sts and 33 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles.

23 sts and 39 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in chevron pattern with size A needles.

NEEDLES


All garment sizes use both needle sizes:

Size A: US size 5 / 3.75 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge, for working the body - straight or circular suitable.

Size B: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or two US sizes smaller than size A, for working the trim. Circular needles needed for the armholes, straight or circular suitable for the hem.

Size C (optional): US size 2 / 2.75 mm needle, or three US sizes smaller than size A, for the tubular cast-on, straight or circular suitable.

NOTIONS


  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Separating zipper — see page 3 for length
  • Needle nose pliers - to adjust zipper length
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread in matching color
  • Waste yarn, optional - for Tubular Cast-on
  • Iron or steamer, for steam blocking

TECHNIQUES 

  • Sewing a tubular bind-off
  • Working a sloped bind-off (optional) 
  • Seaming
  • Working German Short Rows
  • 3-needle bind-off
  • Picking up and knitting stitches

CREDITS

Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC

Tech Edit: Heather Storta

For tester credits and photos, visit the pattern webpage.
You will get a PDF (6MB) file

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