The Honesty Cardigan is a classic garment with a contemporary twist. With a traditional V neck, Honesty gets an instant update by using the wrong sides of the stripes on the main body and the right side on the sleeves. The fit is classic, but with added length to the cuffs a contemporary feel is maintained. If your seams are good, Honesty can be a reversible garment so that the stripes appear the other way round.
X-Small takes 4 balls of main colour and 3 balls of contrast colour; Small, Medium and Large all take 5 balls of main colour and 4 balls of contrast colour; X-Large takes 6 balls of main colour and 5 balls of contrast colour.
Needle size: 3.5 mm straight, 4 mm straight.
Tension: 20 sts and 26 rows to 10 cm square over Stocking Stitch using 4 mm needles.
Photographed in stripes of Mist (Rose grey) and Rain (Taupe). Honesty is knitted in Purl Alpaca Fine 100% alpaca yarn. Named after Honesty the alpaca.
A suggested substitute yarn is shown below.