Cedarwood by Alicia Plummer

Cedarwood

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1190 - 1865 yards (1088 - 1705 m)
33 (37, 41, 45½, 49½, 55)" circumference at chest, with fronts overlapped to approximate back width
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Inspired by cabin living in coastal Maine, Cedarwood strikes a perfect balance between rustic and refined. A gentle A-line shape and open fronts of stockinette allowed to curl gracefully under form the ground for an elongated OXO motif rendered in transitions from stockinette to garter stitch. The cardigan begins with the provisionally cast-on collar; stitches are picked up along one long edge and from both live ends to work the sinuous raglan yoke from the top down. Stitches are placed on hold for the sleeves while the body is completed, and then the sleeves are worked circularly to the cuffs. The hem and cuffs are worked in half-twisted rib and finished with a tubular bind-off. Knit in a warm neutral shade of Shelter like Barn Owl, versatile Cedarwood can be dressed up or down to complement almost any outfit.


CONSTRUCTION
The collar of this cardigan is worked first, beginning with a provisional cast on, then stitches are picked up along the side edge of the collar and the yoke is worked from the top down. The body and sleeves are then divided and stitches cast on for the underarms. The sleeves are placed on hold and the body is worked to the hem. The sleeves are worked after completion of the body.

MATERIALS
1190 (1305, 1455, 1580, 1730, 1865) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Barn Owl

GAUGE
20 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (For Main Fabric):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (For Ribbing):
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33 (37, 41, 45½, 49½, 55)“ circumference at chest, with fronts overlapped to approximate back width
Sample shown is size 33” with +0” of ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.