Cuirassier's Cardigan by Emma Welford
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Cuirassier's Cardigan

Knitting
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
763 - 1308 yards (698 - 1196 m)
30¾ (34¾, 38½, 41¾, 45¾, 49½)" bust circumference; shown in size 38½"
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: interweave.com

Note: Correction only applies to Knitting Traditions pattern; the knitscene and pdf patterns are both correct.

The Cuirassier’s Cardigan, a zippered sweater with a jacket feel, pulls inspiration from the curvature and overlapping of the metal plates in armor. A provisional cast-on and an I-cord bind-off help create the scalloped edge that gives this piece and elegant, yet edgy, look.

Intermediate difficulty.

Yarn Valley Yarns Colrain (50% merino, 50% tencel; 109 yd 100 m/50 g):
• caramel, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

Cardigan shown on the blonde measures 38.5”; modeled with 6.5” of positive ease.

Gauge 19 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st

Tools
• Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight needles, 60” circular (cir) needle, and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Markers (m)
• Stitch holder
• Cable needle (cn)
• Waste yarn for provisional CO
• 12” separating zipper (optional)
• Tapestry needle