05/06 • MAY KAL: GRAN CARDIGAN • Intermediate Knitting Together, May (3-5 pm) Mondays

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We are Woolfolk-obsessed around here, so when they released their new Luft yarn patterns we knew without a doubt that we'd need to knit at least one of them immediately! Our personal favorite is the Gran cardigan. It's designed with a generous amount of ease that gives it an elegant style. We can imagine wearing this layered over silk or cotton gauze dresses, jeans and a t-shirt, or with pajamas on chilly mornings. The deep pockets are fabulous and marvelously functional. The only difficult decision here is what color to knit! 

Here's what Woolfolk has to say about the Gran: "This garment can be worn as a cardigan with 8-10” positive ease, or as a modern, boxy jacket with 12-18” positive ease. Choose the appropriate size to knit according to how you’d like to wear it. The signature design detail of this garment is the deep, folded bands of stockinette at the hem and pocket edging, and reverse stockinette at the sleeve cuffs and outer pockets. The fronts and back of the garment are knit flat from the bottom-up and seamed. The reverse stockinette outer face of the pocket is cleverly knit inside-out, in the round contiguously with the lining, yielding a completely seamless join between the hem band, both sides of the pocket, and the body above. The sleeves are picked up along the armhole edge and knit in the round from the top down. The front opening and neckline are finished with a wide double knit vertical band, which is knit separately and sewn on."

There won't be any instruction with this project. It is just a fun gathering and group support while we forge ahead making the same thing. Meet ups will be every Monday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm. Come to them all or just when you can! 

SKILLS REQUIRED •
• m1LP & m1RP (make 1 left & right purl)
• m1R (make 1 right)
• LLI & RLI (left & right lifted increase)
• k2tog (decrease stitch)
• long tail tubular cast on & bind off

MATERIALS REQUIRED • 10% off at Cattywampus for knit-a-long participants
• 15-21 skeins Woolfolk Luft yarn
• US 8 (5mm) 16" and 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5 (3.75mm) 32" circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• stitch markers and removable stitch markers
• tapestry needle

TIME •
• 4 x 2 hour meet ups
Please note that project will take additional time outside of meet ups  to complete.

TEACHER • There is no teacher for the knit-a-long. This is a community support project! Please be sure you have the skills required to join us or schedule a private knit lesson.