Knitting pattern for Balloon cardigan designed by PetiteKnit.
Balloon cardigan is a very hot cardigan right now, and extremely popular. It is a knitted cardigan with big balloon shaped sleeves at the wrist. The cardigan is knitted from the top down. In front the cardigan is closed with large buttons. The Balloon cardigan has a short body, which looks great with pants or skirts with a high waist line.
We made two different yarn kits for this cute cardigan. One, in our soft and sustainable yarn Önling No 1, made of merino wool and angora. And one, in Isagers Alpaca 2 and Silk Mohair. The yarn kits are available in related products below.
See the full Balloon series here.
The pattern is a PDF file that we will manually send to you by e-mail. If you have a Ravelry account, the pattern will also be added to you Ravelry library.
Size guide: The Balloon Cardigan has about 15 cm of positive ease built into the pattern instructions. The sizes XS (S) M (L) XL correspond to a bust circumference of about 85 (90) 95 (100) 110 cm (note that the final measurements of the cardigan are around 15 cm bigger). Measure your bust circumference before deciding which size will fit you the best.
Sizes: XS (S) M (L) XL
Bust circumference: 100 (106) 111 (116) 123 cm
Length mid back: 51 (53) 55 (56) 58 cm
Gauge: 21 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm/4 x 4 inches in stockinette st on 4 mm (US size 6) needles
Suggested needles: 4 mm (US size 6) / 40 and 80-100 cm (32-40 inches) circular needles, 4 mm double pointed needles, or the required needle size to obtain gauge
Materials: 300 (350) 350 (350) 450 g Önling No 1, 75% merino wool, 25% angora.
250 (250) 250 (250) 300 g Isager Alpaca 2, 50% alpaca, 50% wool, 50g = 250 meter.
125 (150) 150 (150) 175 g Silk Mohair.
Silk Mohair can be any of our 3 brands;
Önling No 10, 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 25 g = 210 meter OR
Isager Silk Mohair, 70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk, 25 g = 212 meter. OR
Brushed Lace from Mohair by Canard by Canard, 72% Kidmohair, 28% Mulberry Silk, 25 g = 210 meter.
ABOUT PATTERNS FROM ÖNLING
All patterns from Önling are delivered digitally - and 95% of these will be sent immediately after purchase. Read more about how to get hold of your digital knitting pattern here.
The exception is patterns from Katrines Favorite Corner:
- When you buy a pattern for a design from Katrine's Favorite Corner, you will receive a digital pattern by mail (and in your Ravelry library). Please allow 1-2 days for your pattern to be sent, as this is handled manually by our brilliant customer service team. See the designs in question here.
Wool can last for years, but it requires good care. Washing is tough on your woolen garments and in general wool needs to be washed much less than other materials as it has a self-cleaning effect.
Find our instructions for how to wash your knitwear here.Washing instructions for your knitwear
Wool can last for years, but it requires good care. Washing is tough on your woolen garments and in general wool needs to be washed much less than other materials as it has a self-cleaning effect. Often it is enough to hang your woolen sweater / garment outside in the humid weather or bring it with you into the bathroom, when you take a long, hot shower - the steam will often be enough to freshen it up it and remove any unwanted odors.
Specifically for knitwear knitted in Önling's Everyday Kit
Neither Önling No 12 nor No 13, is pre-washed when you receive it on cones. You get the best result if you soak your finished knitted garment in lukewarm water for approx. 2 hours. Then wash the garment as you would otherwise with washing detergent for wool, either by hand or on a wool program in your washing machine. Dry it by laying it flat.
Specifically for knitwear knitted in Önling's Silk kit
As the Silk Kit from Önling contains 3 different qualities (linen, wool and silk), we recommend that you always wash your silk sweater / garment by hand, to avoid it changing shape or appearance during wash. The three qualities will react differently to water, temperatures, etc. Önling can not take responsibility for the result if you wash your silk sweater in the washing machine. Your garment made from the silk kit should NOT be spun or tumble dried. Instead, dry it by laying it flat.
Why choose Önling?
It is our ambition to design your favorite knitwear, with a classic, versatile expression to make you feel smart and comfortable. Önling means favorite in Danish - so we take this ambition quite seriously, as we named our company after it.
We sell yarn under our own label - yarn that is produced in a family-run yarn mill in Italy. The yarn is produced according to organic standards and can be traced back to the individual sheep on the specific field, to ensure the welfare of the animals. All our yarn is off course mulesing-free.
Classic Scandinavian designs with a long lifetime, produced by you with your own hands in natural, sustainable yarn