Buster by Katya Frankel
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Buster

Knitting
September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled Stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Finished size 26 ½ (29 ¼, 32, 34 ½, 37 ¼)in / 67.5 (74.5, 81.5, 87.5, 94.5)cm chest circ, zipped. To fit size 4 (6-8, 10, 12, 14). Sample shown in size 12.
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This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the bottom up. Set-in sleeves are joined with the body at the armhole and then worked together to the collar. Its rich texture is achieved by cabling knit and purl stitches that are set on the purl ground.

  • SIZE & SKILL LEVEL Finished chest circumference - 26½ (29¼, 32, 34¾, 37¼) in / 67.5 (74.5, 81.5, 88.5, 94.5) cm, zipped. To fit sizes 4 (6-8, 10, 12, 14). Shown in size 12.

Intermediate difficulty - Knit, purl, cabling, decreases, picking up stitches, working in the round, short rows.

  • MATERIALS AND NOTIONS 6 (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Artesano Aran Alpaca Blend (50% alpaca, 50% wool; 100g / 144 yds / 132 m); #2200 Laxford. Substitute with approximately 820 (910, 990, 1080, 1180) yds / 740 (820, 900, 970, 1070) m of Aran weight yarn that knits to the specified gauge.

4 mm (US 6) double-pointed and 24 in / 60 cm long circular needles.
5 mm (US 8) double-pointed and 24 in / 60 cm long circular needles.
Always adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.

Approximately 15½ (17½, 19¼, 20½, 21) in / 39 (44, 49, 52.5, 53) cm separating zipper.
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, sewing needle and thread.

  • GAUGE 24 sts and 24 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Cable patt using larger needles.