Description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2006: “Inspired by the casual men’s sweater jackets of the 1950’s, this trim cardigan uses placed ribs for fit and knitterly detail. A single-crochet edging around the bottom edge of body and sleeves prevents the stockinette-stitch edge from rolling, and a zipper up the center front gives the sweater a clean finish. Knit it in a fiery orange or, for a more conservative version, try it in a cool blue.”
Finished Size: 35 (39, 44, 48, 52)” (89 99, 112, 122, 132 cm) bust/chest circumference, zipped. Note: Ribbed sections of garment can be blocked wider to produce slightly larger finished chest size.
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 Medium)
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Heathers (100% wool; 220 yd 201 m/100 g): #2425 rust, 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins.
Needles: Body and sleeves - size 9 (5.5 m). Collar - size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable markers or waste yarn; tapestry needle; size 7 (4.5 mm) crochet hook; 26 (26, 26, 27, 28)” (66 66, 66, 68.5, 71 cm) separating zipper; sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread.
Additional Gauge: 25 stitches and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in k3, p2 ribbing on larger needles, with ribbing patted gently to lie flat.
Note: When binding off for shoulders and front neck, work each p2 rib column as p2tog on right-side rows and k2tog on wrong-side rows; each 2-stitch rib column will be decreased to 1 stitch, and will count as only 1 bound-off stitch. For armholes, bind off in the usual manner.