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Amanda

Knitting
April 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch using larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1250 - 1820 yards (1143 - 1664 m)
Chest 37 (40, 43, 46, 49)" (94 [101.5, 109, 117, 124.5]cm)

Pattern Description from Lisa Lloyd Designs:“A luxurious shawl collar is the crowning touch to this simple cardigan. Dressy and functional, the simple knit and purl pattern is thick and warm. Worked as a seamless raglan from the bottom up, it also features deep, ribbed rollback cuffs and a boxy shape. This cardigan would also look great knitted longer and oversized.”

Pattern Description from A Fine Fleece: This pert little cardigan has become a favorite. There is something about the soothing repetition of the stitch and the bold ribbed details that seems to suit many knitters. It didn’t have any high concept behind it, just an idea and simple sketch, but upon analysis it seems to me that the contrasting details of the big shawl collar and the petite silhouette make it special. Like the Town & Country cardigan, I also like to envision a longer, oversized version.

Skill Level: Intermediate Beginner

Finished Measurements:

  • Chest 37 (40, 43, 46, 49)” (94 101.5, 109, 117, 124.5cm)
  • Length 23 (24.5, 25, 25.5, 26)” (58.5 62, 63.45, 65, 66cm)

Yarn: #4 medium

  • 1250 (1400, 1500, 1650, 1750) yds (1143 1280, 1372, 1509, 1600m) heavy worsted weight
  • 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair, 2 oz (57g) skeins, each approximately 140 yds (128m), 30% mohair, 70% wool, 5-BV Blue Violet

Needles and Notions:

  • US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 24-29” (60-74cm) long
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 24-29” (60-74cm) long, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One set US size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • 7 buttons, 0.75” (2cm) in diameter

Note: The cardigan is worked in one piece, back and forth in rows, from the lower edge to the armhole. The sleeves are worked separately, in rounds, then joined to the body. The upper body and upper sleeves are worked back and forth in rows in one piece, leaving a small underarm seam to join when finished. An alternate version can be worked by eliminating the shawl collar and working the narrow garter stitch edging all the way around the front edge of the cardigan.

NOTE: This pattern is no longer available for individual sale. It is included in the designer’s book ‘A Fine Fleece’.