Ginkgo Cardigan and Pullover by Nomad Stitches is a top-down round-yoke sweater with an easy-to-remember, repetitive pattern and a lace section on the yoke. You can choose to make it as a Cardigan or Pullover. This is a detailed, well-written, professional edited pattern which is easy to follow and easy to adapt to your preferences.
Scheepjes Stone Washed in colour Larimar (the pale aqua blue) and Moonstone (soft white). I used close to 11 skeins. I used 2.5 skeins of the Moonstone.
18 stitches and 13 rows = 10 cm in Hdc
3.0 mm for the neckline only, 3.5 mm (E) for the body.
**There is an error in the sleeve section for the cardigan. Follow the sweater instructions, not the ones given for the cardigan, and join each round. **
personal adjustments & notes
My swatch exactly matched the gauge which was very exciting. I usually do with this designer which I love, it saves so much time.
The Ginkgo lace is so unusual, I’ve never done anything like it before but the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It is very stunning in real life.
I added shaping to sides, decreasing 1 st each side every second-row front starting just after the second cluster row at the waist and then increased from the second HDC row after the third cluster row more aggressively at 2 st each side, then 8 stitches evenly distributed around every second row until stitch count 185, then bottom band added at SC row after the full set of 5 HDC’s.
For the hem band, I did 9 SC (starting chain 10) and a 3.5mm hook.
Two skeins of Moonstone were not enough to do the rib cuffs for the sleeves. All up used more yarn than expected but I am happy with the result. The sleeves are a bit tight for me though, which is a common problem I can have but I am considering how I can fix this.
The sleeves are 3/4 length, I used a 3.5mm hook for all the body and cuff ribbing as I wanted more of a jacket look. I used a 3mm hook for neck ribbing and it sits nicely but I would like for it to be a bit tighter.