Koru Cardigan - Aroha Knits

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Find Peace and Tranquility with the Koru Cardigan.  The koru, which is often used in Māori art as a symbol of creation, is based on the shape of an unfurling fern frond. Its circular shape conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. It represents peace, tranquility, personal growth, positive change and awakening.

The symbolism of the koru ties into perfectly with the art of knitting. Knitting is a form of self-care, a meditative activity that can bring peace and tranquility to one’s soul in a noisy world where we don’t have a lot of control or choice. Choose the color of your yarn, determine the method of construction, make some decisions about the length of the sleeves or finishing details, and then find some quiet alone time as you create a hand knit garment that’s unique to the world - because YOU made it with your own two hands.

Feel the yarn run through your fingers as you work, and watch how the twist and lace stitches come together to paint an intricate tapestry.  Enjoy the process of working up this design, and celebrate your success upon it’s completion (and show it off to your friends and family!). 

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockingette stitch

Finished Measurements: Sizes: To fit busts 32 inches (36, 40, 44, 48)

Materials Used: Scheepjes Sunkissed Cotton

Needle Size: US size 5 (3.75mm) or size(s) to obtain gauge

Pattern Includes: written and charted instructions, photos of the design for reference, tables with stitch counts for different sizes, schematics, written and video instructions for working the mattress stitch, picking up stitches, instructions for making sizing adjustments, and the option to work the pattern seamed or seamless.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Other Details: Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.