Brioche Collar Cardigan by Vera Sanon
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Brioche Collar Cardigan

October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1400 - 2200 yards (1280 - 2012 m)
S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
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This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up, has rounded edges in the front, v-neck shaping, and set-in sleeves. Ribbing for the sleeves is worked in Half Fisherman’s rib. Once the cardigan is sewn together, stitches are picked up all around the collar and cardigan edge and a beautiful Two-Color Brioche rib is worked for 16 (32 double knit) rounds. Detailed explanations are included in this patter on how to work the Half Fisherman’s rib and the Two-Color Brioche rib.

S (M, L, XL, 2XL)

Chest Measurement:
To fit 36 (38, 40, 44, 48) inch chest.

Cascade Yarns® Pacific®
60% Acrylic / 40% Superwash Merino Wool
100 g (3.5 oz) / (213 yds (195 m)
6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins – Main Color
1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins – Contrast Color
US 8 (5 mm)/40” circular knitting needle or needle size to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm)/40” circular knitting needle
Note: 40” circular needle is needed for collar that is worked in the round. Instead of using multiple length needles, the cardigan pieces can be worked in 40” length needles.

US 2 (3 mm)/40” circular knitting needle (To pick-up stitches for the brioche collar. Using a small needle for picking up sts results in a smooth edge.)
US 15 (10 mm) knitting needle (To BO sts on Brioche collar, if not using the tapestry needle bind of method, to ensure a very loose BO.)
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

18 sts x 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette on US 8 (5 mm) needles or needle size to obtain gauge.