Ambrosia is knit seamlessly from the top down with dart-like waist shaping that is further accentuated with ribbing. Cardigan fronts are trimmed with cables for stability and the neckline is finished with an I-cord for a clean, elegant look.
Cable pattern is both written and charted for your convenience.
The cardigan uses hook-and-eye closures along the front edges and is designed to be worn with a close fit to ensure there is enough tension to keep the closures securely fastened.
Yarn that was used for this project is Reynolds Saucy and is a classic mercerized cotton in Worsted weight with slight sheen and a great stitch definition.
Originally published in Interweave Knits Summer 2010 issue.
Finished bust circumference: Chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) in / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) cm. Sample shown is in size 32 with no ease.
Yarn: Reynolds Saucy (100% mercerized cotton; 100g / 185 yards / 169 m), #405 straw; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.
Substitute with approximately 800 (900, 1000, 1100, 1200) yards / 730 (820, 910, 1000, 1100) meters.
Gauge: 20 sts and 27 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in Stocking stitch
Needles and notions: Size 4mm (US6) circular needle and a set of double pointed needles of the same size
Stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, darning needle, sewing needle, 7 or 8 hook-and-eye closures (depending on size and personal preference) or hook-and-eye tape.