This flattering cardigan uses a unique side to side construction method.Â Work begins at the center of the back using a provisional cast-on and works out one side.Â Hip and shoulder shaping are worked using short rows.Â The top of the cardigan is worked using a delicate cable and lace pattern and the bottom is in st st.
Side seams are joined using 3- needle bind off so there is no seaming for the garment.
Finished Size 32 (36, 41, 44, 48, 52)â€ bust circumference, including 3â€ gap at center front. Cardigan shown measures 36â€, modeled with 2â€ positive ease.
Yarn The Fibre Company Terra (40% alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk; 100 yd 91 m/50 g): #905 acorn (green-brown), 10 (11, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins.
Needles Body and front bandâ€”size 8 (5 mm): 32â€ circular (cir). Sleevesâ€”size 8 (5 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable markers; cable needle (cn); waste yarn; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 5 sets of hook-and- eye closures.
Gauge 16 sts and 26 rows = 4â€ in St st; 19 sts and 26 rows = 4â€ in cable and ladder patt, relaxed; braided cable measures 1Â½ â€ wide.
Originally Published Interweave Knits Fall 2010.