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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