December 11, 2017 by Jennifer Wood

Kerenza by Jennifer Wood


Kerenza is a romantic Cornish name that means love. What more needs to be said! I love the way this charming cardigan turned out. Tailored up top with an a- line shaped body to give plenty of room in the hips. Beautiful cables, pretty details all finished off with a romantic closure at the top of the front. I used Carol Feller’s wonderful yarn Nua for this design, which I also love!. It is an amazing blend of merino, yak and linen that is absolutely dreamy to work with. And it has great stitch definition which makes it a perfect match for this cardigan.Kerenza by Jennifer Wood


Finished bust with fronts meeting: 35 (37.75, 40.75, 43.75, 46.5, 49.5, 52.5, 55.25, 58.25, 61.25)”/87.5 (94.5, 102, 109, 116.5, 123.5, 131, 138, 145.5, 153.5) cm. Size 35”/87.5 cm  modeled with slight positive ease.


Kerenza by Jennifer WoodMaterials:

Yarn: Stolen Stitches Nua, 60% merino, 20% linen/flax, 20% yak; 153 yds/140 m per 50g skein; color: Frog on the Wall, 9 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16) skeins, 1270 (1378, 1500, 1598, 1705, 1846, 2014, 2104, 2294, 2393) yds/1161 (1260, 1372, 1461, 1560, 1688, 1842, 1924, 2098, 2188) m.Kerenza by Jennifer Wood

Needles: Size 3/3.25mm 24″/60 cm (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.

Other: Locking markers, stitch markers, stitch holders, waste yarn, cable needle, tapestry needle and closure.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4″/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch.

Notes: This cardigan is constructed from the top down in one piece with set-in sleeves. The shoulders are shaped with short rows. The garment is designed with a tailor-fitted yoke and flared lower body.

The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjusted.

The front bands are worked as part of the body of the cardigan.  They are buttonless and intended for a top closure.

Kerenza by Jennifer Wood




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