Akiko

Knitting
June 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1540 - 2365 yards (1408 - 2163 m)
20½ (22½, 24½, 26½, 28½)" [52 (57, 62, 67.5, 72.5) cm] back width; sized to t approximately 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)" [81.5–86.5 (91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127) cm] bust
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Lush cables and moss stitch make the most of Arbor’s beautiful stitch definition in this striking, sculptural cardigan. A dramatic collar is formed by extending the fronts to wrap around the shoulders and join behind the neck. The back is picked up from the edges of the joined shoulders and knit downward as a square of stockinette with a ribbed hem. Double-ribbed sleeves are picked up and knit flat down to the cuff. Side seams are sewn to complete the piece. Knit in Vintner or another bright color, Akiko makes a striking statement piece, but it would be elegant in Porter or Degas.

Yardage

1540 (1695, 1935, 2110, 2365) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Yarn

11(12,14,15,17) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Vintner

Gauge

20 stitches & 29 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
20 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
40-stitch panel from Cable Chart measures 6” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
23 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing with Size B needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain 2x2 Ribbing gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Finished Dimensions

20½ (22½, 24½, 26½, 28½)“ / 52 (57, 62, 67.5, 72.5) cm back width
Sized to fit approximately 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)” / 81.5–86.5 (91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127) cm bust
Sample shown is size 22½“ (57 cm) back width on model with 34” (86.5 cm) bust

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.