Sommarkoftan (summer cardigan) part 1

Warm welcome to this KAL!

Finally we get to cast on #sommarkoftan2020 (sommarkoftan is swedish for Summer cardigan)!

Here on the blog, I (Maja) will share tips and advice that will help your knitting.

 

BEFORE CASTING ON

Before you cast on, I would like to share two important things:

1: Have you made sure that your gauge matches the one specified in the pattern? Otherwise, your garment may be larger or smaller than the given dimensions.

Tip: Is the number of stitches / inches too few? Try going down 0.5 mm on your knitting needles .

Is the number of stitches / inches too many? Try going up 0.5 mm on your knitting needles .

2. Have you examined what size to knit by comparing your personal dimensions with the pattern?

Tip: The size indicated in the pattern is the size of the cardigan. You need to think for yourself whow much ease you want. If you want the cardigan to sit a little looser, it should measure 5-10 cm more than your bust size. If you want a close-fitting fit, choose a chest size that matches your own, or a width that is a few inches smaller than your current size.

CAST ON AND RIBBING

Cast on with regular cast on method on double needles. Here's how to do it! Knit in rib as described and the 4 following rows in stockinette stitch.