Hippolyta cardigan

Hippolyta is a simple raglan cardigan knitted in a 3 ply wool and silk mix yarn and decorated with hundreds of glass beads.

The cardigan has a shaped rib and raglan sleeves (the pattern includes both short length – pictured here – or full length). Knitted in stocking stitch, decorative interest is provided by hundreds of glass beads clustered around the high collar and scattered over the shoulders .

Yarn: The cardigan is knitted using Soliloquy sock lace – a 3ply 80% merino wool/20% silk mix yarn (600m per 100g) available from Tall Yarns.

Sizes & yarn quantities: The pattern gives instructions for sizes  32-42 ins (81-107 cm) bust, ,  using 2 (2:2:2:2:3) x 100g skeins for the short-sleeved version, 3 (3:3:3:3:3) x 100g skeins for the long-sleeved version.

Tension: 37sts and 50 rows to 4″ (10cms) using 2.75mm (US 2) needles and stocking stitch

Needles etc: pair of 2.25mm (US 1) & 2.75mm (US 2) needles, approx. 11 X 14mm buttons (depending on size).

Extras: approx 1900 size 8 glass seed beads

For more information and to purchase the pattern as a PDF download follow this link to the Ravelry page (membership of Ravelry not required)

£6.00 (inc. VAT)



photos: Nick Sargeant