Brooklyn Bridge Cardigan
I-cord edging makes a nice clean finish along the front edges and hood of this cardigan. In this project, it is especially helpful for two reasons. First, it eliminates the extra finishing step of picking up and working front band stitches. Second, when the hood is folded back there is no visible pick-up ridge to ruin the clean look of the cardigan.
The stitch count of the Triple Leaf chart does not remain constant throughout. It begins with 15 stitches in Rows 1-4, increases to 17 stitches in Rows 5 and 6, then increases again to 19 stitches in Rows 7 and 8, then decreases back to 15 stitches again for Rows 11 and 12. Always count the stitches of each panel as 15 stitches, even if the pattern is on a row where the stitch count has temporarily increased.