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Congdon Cardigan

Knitting
August 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on larger needles after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1090 - 1960 yards (997 - 1792 m)
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to finished bust of 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (76.25[86.25, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25]cm). Sample shown in 38” size on 37” bust.
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Named for the vibrant colorwork in the art of Lisa Congdon, this cardigan has clean lines that provide the perfect canvas for a riot of color on the front band, but would be equally striking knit in a bright color with a monochromatic band. The bands snap closed using snap tape. Buy commercial snap tape, or make your own by sewing snaps to colorful grosgrain ribbon before attaching to the sweater.

This sweater is worked flat in one piece from hem to armholes. The fronts and back are then divided and
worked separately using set-in sleeve shaping. Short Rows shape the top of the shoulders. Sleeves are knitted
in the round to the armhole, then flat for the sleeve cap. Shoulders are seamed, then the collar is picked up
and knitted on. Wide front bands are picked up and knitted on (one in colorwork pattern), then sleeves are
seamed in to armholes.

Yarn: DK weight yarn, 1010{1150, 1280, 1420, 1550, 1690, 1820} yds of MC, 16{18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28} yds each of CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, & CC5. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool; Approx. 200 yds/70gm) in Echo (MC), Aqua (CC1), Kerfuffle (CC2), Ysolda Red (CC3), Farwell (CC4), Washington (CC5).
Needles: 32-inch circular in 3.75mm (US5) and 3.5mm (US4) or size needed to obtain gauge; DPNs, magic loop, or other preferred method for small circumferences in both sizes for the sleeves.
Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette on larger needles after blocking.
Finished Sizes: XS{S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X} corresponding to finished bust of 30{34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54} inches (76.25{86.25, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25}cm). Sample shown in 38” size on 37” bust. See schematic for specific measurements.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, snap tape in length to match sweater front (see schematic), plus 2 sew-on snaps.
Pattern Includes: Written instructions, colorwork chart, and links to video tutorials.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, p2tog, m1L, m1R, markers placed, slipped, and removed, Short Rows using the Shadow Wrap method