Menet is a pretty cardigan knitted seamlessly from the top down.
A simple garter slip stitch pattern adorns the yoke of this pretty cardigan, which looks much harder to knit than it actually is. A mixture of three colours, only one colour is worked at any one time making it ideal for a first colour-work project.
The stocking stitch body is edged in moss/seed stitch which echoes the patterning on the yoke. There are options to knit either long or short sleeves making it suitable for any season.
To knit this cardigan you should be acquainted with knitting seamless garments, knitting in the round and picking up stitches.
Size: Pattern covers finished chest sizes 20,22,24,26,28,30 inches / 50,56,61,66,71,76 cm.
DK or Sport weight yarn that knits to the correct gauge/tension.
For the short sleeved version you will need approximately: 200,250,350,400,450 meters / 220,270,330,380,440, 500 yds yarn in Main shade.
or for the long sleeved version, approximately: 340,400,460,520,580,640 meters / 371,437,503,568,634,699 yards in Main shade
and approx. 60,70,80,90,100,110 m /65,76,87,98,109,120 yds in each of two contrasting colours for either the long or short sleeved versions.
Gauge/ Tension: a standard 24 sts x 32 rows to 10 cm (4 inches) square in stocking stitch on larger, main gauge needle.
and 24 sts to 10 cm (4 inches) in moss stitch on smaller gauge needle.
Needles: 1 x 3.75mm/US 5 circular needle 60 cm long for smaller sizes, 80 cm long for larger sizes – or – size to give you required tension/gauge. Two 3.5 mm/ US4 circular needles for working edgings (or your preferred needles for working small diameters in the round)– or – needles one size smaller than your gauge needle.
For the sleeved version you will also need 3.75mm/US5 needles ( or the size you are using for your main needle) for working the sleeves in the round.
The sizes listed on the pattern are finished chest sizes. I would recommend knitting a size 2″/5cm larger than the actual chest size you want, to allow for ease of movement and a little growing room, perhaps more depending on how much growing room you want.