Cannon Street (cardi & pullover) by Glenna C.
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Cannon Street (cardi & pullover)

Knitting
September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1800 yards (823 - 1646 m)
Pullover bust 32(35.5, 38.25, 41, 44.5, 47, 50.75, 53.25) ins; Cardigan bust 33(36.5, 39.25, 42, 45.5, 48, 51.75, 54.25) ins when buttoned.
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Named for the location of my most-local Local Yarn Shop in Hamilton (Handknit Yarn Studio), this is quite simply a stockinette sweater for worsted weight yarn. I like working my sweaters in pieces from the bottom up, and wanted a few ‘basic’ sweaters to add to my own closet. This pattern is the result - to share with knitters who might be itching to fill the same gaps in their wardrobe, or perhaps with newer knitters wanting to try something simpler as they embark on sweater knitting. It includes waist shaping and longer cuffs for contemporary fit.

This sweater is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and then seamed together once all pieces are finished. The sweater is finished by picking up stitches around the neckline to create a ribbed collar, or to create the button-bands for the cardigan. Consult pattern schematic and gauge, as well as your own desired measurements for best fit at bust and across shoulders, and feel free to modify the pattern notes if it will achieve a better fit for you.

I use Ultra Alpaca worsted and Cascade 220 Heathers in the samples shown (all modelled in the 3rd pattern size), but this would be appropriate for a variety of different worsted weight yarns.

SIZING
XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

  • Pullover: 32(35.5, 38.25, 41, 44.5, 47, 50.75, 53.25) ins at bust.
  • Cardigan: 33(36.5, 39.25, 42, 45.5, 48, 51.75, 54.25) ins at bust, buttoned – front is 1 inch wider due button-band
  • Intended to be worn close-fitting, between zero ease and up to 2 ins of positive ease at bust - OR according to preference.

MATERIALS
* Worsted weight wool yarn
Pullover: 900(1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1750) yds
Cardigan: 950(1050, 1150, 1250, 1350, 1500, 1650, 1800) yds Shown in Berroco Ultra Alpaca (‘berry pie mix’ and ‘redwood mix’) and Cascade 220 Heathers (‘summer sky’ heathers shown)

  • 4.5mm/US #7 needles, OR needle size required to obtain gauge, 24” circular
  • 4.0mm/US #6 needles, OR needles one size smaller than that required to obtain gauge, 24” circular
  • stitch markers (at least 2 capable of being opened and closed)
  • stitch holders (2) or waste yarn, for holding sts set aside for neckline
  • tapestry needle
  • 6 buttons, ¾-inch wide (Cardigan only)

GAUGE
* 18 sts/26 rows over 4 ins in stockinette stitch, on 4.5mm/US #7 needles, OR needle size required to obtain gauge
For best results, knit, wash and allow to dry a gauge swatch (tension square) to check gauge before starting project.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Working flat
  • Working knit and purl sts
  • Working single decreases and increases
  • Picking up sts (for collar and cardigan buttonband)
  • Sewing vertical and horizontal seams Consult your knitting reference manuals or online sources for support on techniques that are unfamiliar to you