17002 / 10012 Embroidered Woman's Cardigan
This elegant cardigan combines stranded colorwork with embroidered embellishments. It is knit in the round and steeked in the Norwegian manner. It first appeared in the 1997 Dale booklet #100 and was reprinted in #170 The Best of Tiur.
Tiur, manufactured by Dale of Norway, is a luxurious blend of mohair and wool. It has been discontinued, however, some remaining stock can be found. Other sport weight wools, including Dale’s Heilo and Falk can usually be substituted although the look and fabric. will be slightly different
FINISHED CHEST WIDTH: 43¼ (44¾, 46½, 48, 49½)”/ 110 (113.5, 118, 122, 125.5) cm. A schematic supplies other useful measurements.
SUMMARY: This cardigan features a colorful band of stylised flower bunches surrounded by swirls and edged with saw-tooth and bargello-like patterns along the bottom hemline and on the cuffs, against an overall double-diamond lattice pattern. The shoulder and sleeve tops mirror the saw-tooth pattern and include a flower bunch. The cardigan has a round neck with the saw-tooth pattern used in the collar and narrow button bands with loop closures. The flower band is highlighted with embroidery done in the finishing stage. Norwegian steeking technigues with set-in sleeves and self-lined bottom, cuff, neck and button bands are used. There are 2 colourways presented – one red and the other purple, using 1 Main Color (MC) and 3 Contrasting Colors (CC1 – CC3).
YARN REQUIREMENTS: MC – 350 (350, 400, 450, 450) g / 882 (882, 1008, 1134, 1134) yds / 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) balls, CC1 – 350 (350, 400, 450, 450) g / 882 (882, 1008, 1134, 1134) yds / 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) balls, CC2 – 50 g / 126 yds / 1 ball and CC3 – 50 g / 126 yds / 1 ball.
SHOWN IN: Dalegarn Tiur, either the RED version, MC - #4136 Red, CC1 - #0090 Black, CC2 - #2526 Gold and CC3 - #9863 Olive or the PURPLE version, MC - #5172 Grape, CC1 - #0090 Black, CC2 - #3436 Orange and CC3 - #9853 Olive.
ACCESSORIES: 7 or 8 pewter buttons.
GAUGE INFORMATION: Use either 3 mm (US 2½) or 3½ mm (US 4) for pattern work, whichever is needed to obtain gauge. Circular and double point needles are required. Crochet hook 2 mm (US B/1) is used in picking-up stitches and making button loops.
CHARTS INCLUDED: 2 colorwork charts.
This pattern book is no longer commercially available but is sometimes found on eBay or other selling/trading sites. The pattern is also available in Dale of Norway / Dalegarn #170, The Best of Tiur, pattern 17002, (c) 2006. This book is currently available.
In addition to circular and double pointed needles in the sizes required to get gauge, you will need a 2mm crochet hook, a blunt tapestry needle for the embroidery and 7 or 8 buttons depending on the size made.