Airy Cardigan by Therese Chynoweth
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Airy Cardigan

November 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (St st)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
604 - 1057 yards (552 - 967 m)
35½ (37½, 39½, 42½, 46, 50½)" (90 [95, 100.5, 108, 117, 128.5] cm) bust/chest circumference
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Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2004:

Large eyelets made by controlled dropped stitches give a lacy, feminine look to the wide edging on Therese Chynoweth’s cardigan. The edging are worked from side to side, then stitches are picked up from the selvedge edge for the sweater body. The front neck begins as a shallow V, then changes into a rounded crew, hinting at a sweetheart shape. Worked in a delicate mohair, the sweater is feather light.

Finished Size: 35½ (37½, 39½, 42½, 46, 50½)“ (90 [95, 100.5, 108, 117, 128.5] cm) bust/chest circumference.

Yarn: GGH Soft Kid (70% kid mohair, 25% nylon, 5% wool; 151 yd [138 m]/25 g): #74 peach, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) balls. Yarn distributed by Muench Yarns.

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): 24” (60-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn; optional). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); tapestry needle; crochet hook (optional); four 5/8” (1.5-cm) buttons; about 10 yd (9.5 m) scrap yarn for provisional cast-on.


  • “As the edgings are worked, stitches are deliberately dropped and raveled back down to their ‘parent’ yarnovers, a few rows below. This creates the decorative eyelet border shown near the bottom of the garment and sleeve cuffs. On the drop rows (Rows 1 and 4 of the edging patterns), drop each indicated stitch and allow it to ladder back down to its originating yarnover; this may require gentle coaxing because of the hairiness of the yarn. Each dropped stitch is immediately replaced by working a yarnover, so the stitch count remains constant.”
  • “The first time you work Row 1 of the edgings (the row after the set-up row), simply drop the yarnover from the set-up row and immediately work the corresponding yarnover for Row 1; there won’t be multiple rows to ravel down yet.”