Wrap yourself in this cozy cardigan, featuring an elegant cable collar that hugs the neck and a gently curved hem for extra length in the back. Subtle A-line shaping and set in sleeves complete the classic look.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 34½ (38½, 42½, 46½)(50½, 56, 62½)", based on twice finished back measurement. Fronts overlap slightly at bust.
Intended to be worn with 2-4" of ease.
Back length at shoulder - 24¾ (25¼, 25¾, 26¼)(26¾, 27¼, 28¼)".
Front length at shoulder - 2½" shorter than back length.
YARN: 1170 (1315, 1470, 1640)(1800, 2005, 2255) yds worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Shown in Malabrigo "Rios" (100% superwash merino wool; 210yds/100g) - 212 Gris.
6 (7, 7, 8)(9, 10, 11) skeins.
NEEDLES: U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) 32" (80cm) or longer circular needle.
Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
OTHER: Stitch holders, removable stitch markers, cable needle, extra needle in same size for 3-needle bind off, tapestry needle.
GAUGE: 20 sts/28 rows = 4" in stockinette, blocked.
22 sts/28 rows = 4" in Cable Rib, blocked, slightly stretched.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, decreases, cables, short rows, 3-needle bind off, and picking up stitches.
CONSTRUCTION: The back and fronts are worked separately from the bottom up, with decreases for an A-line silhouette and short rows to shape the hem. The shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined with 3-needle bind off. Collar bands are knit along with the fronts, and joined at the back neck. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and knit flat to the cuffs, with short row shaping for the sleeve caps. The sides and underarms are seamed.