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Cascade Cardigan

Knitting
November 2004
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in charted Stockinette stitch Fair Isle pattern on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.5 mm
1980 - 3520 yards (1811 - 3219 m)
39 (42½, 45½, 49, 52¼)" (99 [108, 115.5, 124.5, 132.5] cm), buttoned
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

A photo of this project is shown on page 82 of Interweave Knits, Winter 2004. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. This pattern was offered to Interweave Knits subscription holders only and readers were instructed to go to www.interweaveknits.com’s subscriber-only website, which no longer exists. This pattern is now available for purchase on the Interweave Online Store.

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits Online Store: “The sleeves and body of this eye-catching cardigan are worked in contemporary Fair Isle designs with a steek knitted into the center front.”

Finished Size: 39 (42½, 45½, 49, 52¼)” (99 108, 115.5, 124.5, 132.5 cm), buttoned. Sweater shown measures 39” (99 cm).

Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% wool; 220 yd 201 m/100 g): #8686 brown and #8420 violet, 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) skeins each; #9407 pale green, #8885 violet, and #8234 sage green, 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) each.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 24 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in charted St st Fair Isle patt on larger needles.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16” (40-cm) and 32” (80-cm) circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn), and 16” (40-cm) and 32” (80-cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; markers (m); removable markers or safety pins; tapestry needle; sewing machine; sharp-pointed sewing needle and matching thread; size G/7 (4.5-mm) crochet hook; four 1” (2.5-cm) buttons.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2004