Cascadia Cardigan by Renée Callahan

Cascadia Cardigan

Knitting
September 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
984 - 1969 yards (900 - 1800 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X), finished bust 86.5 (97, 107.5, 116, 126.5)(137, 147.5, 158, 166.5) cm 34 (38.25, 42.25, 45.75, 49.75)(54, 58, 62.25, 65.5) inches
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Cascadia is worked with a top-down, seamless construction with long sleeves and turned-back cuffs. The yoke features stranded colourwork worked flat and a garter stitch shawl collar created with short rows. The wraps in the short rows are not picked up to create a decorative feature, but you can use any type of short row that you prefer instead.

I knit 2 versions of the cardigan: Ram Jam (brown, longer body and bigger shawl collar) and Pumpkin Spice (orange, cropped and smaller collar). I made notes on the differences on the project pages.

Stranded colourwork can be a bit tricky to work flat, but this pattern is designed so that you work each colourwork row twice: once on the right side, and the same row on the wrong side. It is helpful to swatch a little bit of the stranded pattern first if you are not experienced with the technique.

I recorded a podcast about it which you can find on the EastLondonKnit YouTube channel.

Yarn requirements are approximately:
Main Colour
430 (480, 530, 580, 630)(680, 730, 780, 830) grams
860 (960, 1060, 1160, 1260)(1360, 1460, 1560, 1660) metres
940 (1050, 1160, 1270, 1380)(1485, 1595, 1705, 1815) yards Contrast Colour
65 (70, 80, 85, 95)(100, 110, 115, 125) grams
130 (140, 160, 170, 190)(200, 220, 230, 250) metres
140 (155, 175, 185, 210)(220, 240, 250, 275) yards

Want to find out more about this cardigan? We recorded an interview with the designer when she visited our studio to model the cardigan - you can find that here.