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#15 Twinset - Guernsey Cardigan

Knitting
August 2002
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1683 - 2057 yards (1539 - 1881 m)
Bust (buttoned) 36 (39, 44)"/91.5 (99, 111.5)cm
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

The backs of both cardigan and shell are knit in seed stitch.

Knitted Measurements from Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book (2002):

  • To fit Small (Medium, Large)
  • Bust (buttoned) 36 (39, 44)”/91.5 (99, 111.5)cm
  • Length: 21½ (22, 22½)”/54.5 (56, 57)cm
  • Upper Arm: 12½ (13½, 14½)”/32.5 (34, 37)cm

Materials from Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book (2002):

  • 9 (10, 11) 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 187yd/170m) of wool sport yarn in camel
  • One pair each sizes 2 and 4 (3 and 3.5mm) needles or size to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Five 5/8”/15mm buttons

Gauges from Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book (2002):

  • (in St st) 26 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10cm using larger needles
  • (in seed st) 26 sts and 44 rows = 4”/10cm using larger needles
  • (in chart pats) 33 sts and 38 rows = 4”/10cm using larger needles
  • Take time to check gauges

From VK, Winter 1998/99

Worked in an array of traditional Guernsey patterns, the cardigan front is a masterpiece of twisted ribs and sculpted stitches. Underneath, a perfectly fitted shell that picks up the diamond pattern from the cardigan sleeves, reinterpreted as a center front band.