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Bailey Island Cardigan

Knitting
June 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needle
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1512 - 2376 yards (1383 - 2173 m)
Finished chest sizes: 40 [44, 48, 52, 56, 60]” / 102 [112, 122, 132, 142, 152] cm
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This men’s cardigan is dedicated to all of those practical but off-kilter men that Maine tends to produce. Classic styling mixes with a few off-beat details so that this sweater is both fun to knit and easy to wear.

Top-down saddle-shoulder construction and a zipper that slants across the front make interesting knitting, while the lightweight, recycled-fiber yarn suits men’s higher body temperatures. Apart from the top part of the yoke, which requires close attention, the rest of the sweater is easy, quick knitting and requires no seaming.

Sweater can be worn with 1-4” positive ease. Second size (44” finished chest) shown with 1” positive ease.

While I love the professional photos I had taken, I’m afraid they don’t show the angle of the zipper as well as they should. See the (admittedly terrible) photo and the schematic at the bottom of this page for a better idea of the zipper’s asymmetrical angle.

The pattern includes instructions for how to make the zipper slant in the other direction for left-handed wearers.