You too could knit this beautiful Yonagatsuki Cardigan designed by the amazing Eri in the beautiful Cowgilblues DK / 8ply that I used for my version ( I used the colour Charcoal ). This yarn is a beautiful hand dyed 100% merino 8ply / DK yarn that has the most amazing stitch definition, making it the perfect yarn to highlight the beautiful stitch detail on the sleeves of Eri's amazing design.
Or alternatively you knit your version of Eri's Yonagatsuki in the Kokon 8ply / DK weight Merino (pictured above in the colour Moon) as knitted by my lovely friend Jane who kindly let me model and photograph her beautiful version.
Yonagatsuki is a raglan cardigan worked from the top down. Once the yoke is completed and the sleeves are separated at the underarm, the lower body is worked to the hem with forethought pockets, and the stitches are set on hold. The neckband is then worked from picked up stitches and finished off with i-cord, together with body hem stitches. The sleeves are worked top-down in the round to the cuffs, with the cable panel. Finally, the pockets are knitted in the round and closed with 3-needle bind off.
Please click the link below to take you directly to the Yonagatsuki on Ravelry where you can purchase the pattern. If you do not have Ravelry please let me know as you can purchase the Yonagatsuki pattern through my store. You will receive both a PDF of the pattern as well as a printed copy.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Finished bust (Back x 2): 39 ¼ (41 ¾, 46 ½, 50 ½ ) (54 ¼, 58 ¼, 62 ¼, 66 ¼)” / 100 (106, 118, 128) (138, 148, 158, 168) cm - suggested ease; 4-9 ¾” / 10-25 cm of positive ease. Shown in size XS with 9 ½” / 24 cm positive ease
The model is wearing a size Large with a bust size of 102cm / 40" bust in the Cowgirlblues 8ply/DK version in the colour Charcoal version and a size Medium in the Kokon yarn DK Merino in the colour Moon version.
Yarn Suggestion One : 7 (8, 8, 8) (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Cowgirlblues DK / 8ply (100% SW Merino; 186 yards / 170 m per 100 g) colour Charcoal (as pictured above on the model wearing the dark grey version)
Yarn Suggestion Two : 7 (7, 8, 8) (9, 10, 10, 11) skeins of Kokon DK (100% Merino, 184 m / 201 yards per 100g) colour Moon ( as pictured above on the model wearing the lighter version)
Needles US 5 / 3.75 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needles, 24” / 60 cm or longer US 7 / 4.5 mm DPNS Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge After blocking 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch Cable chart 25 sts and 20 rows = 3 ¼” x 3” / 8 cm x 7.5 cm (page 3) with US 7 / 4.5 mm needle