PLC / Perfect Little Cardigan, english
PLC, the Perfect Little Cardigan, is my suggestion for that very basic cardigan that will go with anything in your wardrobe. I hope it will become your trusted friend, who will always keep you warm and stylish.
While being basic and simple, it still features some nice details. It is worked top-down with a modified raglan for a better fit. The button band is worked with the body for minimal finishing, and short rows are worked to make sure it doesn’t drop in front or slide over the shoulders.
This may not be the perfect beginner-project. There are no difficult techniques in it, but a lot of instructions for almost every row in the beginning. After a couple of rows, you will be able to read your knitting, and the knitting will become intuitive from there on.
Sizes (1) 2-3-4 (5-6-7) 8-9
Measurements on finished garment
Chest circumference (94) 102-108,5-118,5 (128-138-148,5) 156,5-164,5 cm / (37) 40.2-42.7-46.7 (50.4-54.3-58.5) 61.6-64.8 inches
Length (55) 55-55-58 (58-58-61) 61-61 cm / (21.7) 21.7-21.7-22.8 (22.8-22.8-24) 24-24 inches
PLC is designed to be worn with 7,5 – 15 cm / 3 – 6 inches ease. Measurements are given for the finished garment, so you can add the ease you prefer.
(800) 900-1000-1100 (1250-1450-1550) 1650-1800 meters sport weight yarn (330 meters / 100 gr).
Sample is knit in Mørk Yak Sport from A Knitters World: https://www.aknittersworld.dk/collections/sport-ca-300m-100g/products/mork-yak-sport-ufarvet
3.25 mm/US4 circular needles for ribbing (using magic loop when necessary)
4 mm/US6 circular needles for main body (using magic loop when necessary)
20 sts x 28 rows in stockinette stitch on larger needles = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches after blocking.
Note: Needle size is just a suggestion. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge!
Pay extra attention to your purl rows. Many knitters tend to be looser when purling – if this is true for you, you can work your purl rows on a slightly smaller needle.
Also be mindful of your gauge when working the sleeves. Many knitters tend to have a tighter gauge when working small circumferences. If this happens to you, you will have to go up a needle size for the sleeves.