Leitmotif Cardigan


From Interweave Online Store

(c) Interweave Press

This flattering cardigan uses a unique side to side construction method. Work begins at the center of the back using a provisional cast-on and works out one side. Hip and shoulder shaping are worked using short rows. 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.

Pattern Details
Finished Size 32 (36, 41, 44, 48, 52)” bust circumference, including 3″ gap at center front. Cardigan shown measures 36″, modeled with 2″ 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 band; size 8 (5 mm): 32″ circular (cir). Sleeves: 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 = 4″ in St st; 19 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in cable and ladder patt, relaxed; braided cable measures 1½” wide.

Originally Published Interweave Knits Fall 2010.

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