Gemma Cardigan

Gemma Cardigan
Gemma Cardigan

The Yarniad


Named for the Latin word for “jewel” Gemma is a simple cardigan with lace “necklace” at the collar that is knit in one piece from the top down with a circular yoke. Three-quarter length sleeves are knit down from the yoke and are slightly puffed with cuffs of the same lace as the collar. Gemma is a flattering cardigan that is sure to become a wardrobe staple


Gauge: 21 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in St st


Finished Measurements: Bust: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”


Materials Used: 770 (880, 990, 1100, 1210, 1320, 1430) yards of DK or light worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn, such as Cascade 220, Tosh DK or Malabrigo Silky Merino


Needle Size: US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles (length needed is determined by size: at least 32” for XS-L, at least 40” for XL-3XL). Same size of needles preferred for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles, or long enough for Magic Loop)