Castile Cardigan by Meghan Jones

Castile Cardigan

Knitting
January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1090 - 1962 yards (997 - 1794 m)
36 (39½, 45, 49, 52½, 56½, 62, 66, 69½)" circumference at underarm, with fronts overlapped by about 8".
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The Castile Cardigan uses a combination of simple textures and a garter-stitch collar to create a classically unique garment. Knitted with soft Merino wool, the body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the bottom up.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 36 (39½, 45, 49, 52½, 56½, 62, 66, 69½)“ circumference at underarm, with fronts overlapped by about 8”. Cardigan shown measures 39½”; modeled with 4½“ of positive ease.

Yarn Valley Yarns Amherst (100% Merino wool; 109 yd 100 m/1¾ oz 50 g): Driftwood, 10 (11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18) balls. Yarn distributed by WEBS.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st; 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” in garter st; 16½ sts and 28 rows = 4” in charted patts.

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NOTES

  • The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole and the sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.

  • The collar is worked at the same time as the main body and uses cable decreases for the front neck shaping. The decrease lines create fold lines in the work that allow the garter-stitch collar to fold flat over the front of the sweater.

  • The larger sizes have wider upper bodies and therefore have shorter sleeves to prevent the overall “wingspan” of the garment from becoming too wide.

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