Calligraphy Cardigan by Norah Gaughan

Calligraphy Cardigan

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
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Errata available: masondixonknitting.com

The sweater designs of Field Guide No. 9: Revolution knit to the same gauge—that’s revolutionary!

With its short sleeves, the Calligraphy Cardigan gives us a new way of thinking about the garments we make. Freedom from long sleeves means we can wear this cardigan with a T-shirt, long sleeved or short, or button it up and wear it as is.

The sculptural yoke shows us cable innovator Norah Gaughan playing with circles and curves, creating a yoke that looks as much like a calligraphy doodle as a knitting pattern. The scale is big—a juicy, dimensional design that is probably not like any cable you’ve worked.

Notes
Cardigan is worked from top down to arm-holes, then sleeves and body are divided and worked separately to bottom edge. Short rows are used to shape back neck. Place markers between Cable Pattern repeats to track position in pattern. Special Technique:
German Short Rows.

Materials
Merino DK by Periwinkle Sheep [100 g skeins, each approx 225 yds (205 m), 100% superwash merino]: 4 (4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Hydrangea or any of 9 colors
— Size US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm) long or longer, or size needed to achieve gauge
— Size US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 24” (60 cm) or longer, and double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5)
— Stitch markers
— Cable needle
— Waste yarn
— 7 buttons, 1/2” (15 mm) diameter

Knitted Measurements
— Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5, 57.5)“ [85 (95.5, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 136, 146) cm], buttoned
— Length: 21 (22, 22.5, 23.5, 24, 25, 25.5)” [53.5 (56, 57, 59.5, 61, 63.5, 65) cm]

Size
To fit bust sizes 28–30 (32–34, 36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50, 52–54)“ [71–76 (81.5–86.5, 91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127, 132–137) cm]

Gauge
—20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) over stockinette stitch, using larger needle

Errata:

Page 14, column 2, the last abbreviation should read:

4/3 RPC (4 over 3 Right Purl Cross): Slip the next 3 stitches to cn and hold at back of work, k4, p3 from cn.