Currant Cardigan by Margie Mitchell

Currant Cardigan

Knitting
February 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with largest needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1305 - 2001 yards (1193 - 1830 m)
39 (43½, 48, 53, 56½)" finished bust circumference, buttoned
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

“A scoop neck and no ribbing at cuffs, hem, and neckline give the Currant Cardigan a clean lined texture that looks as though it were cut out of patterned cloth. A winding elliptical cable pattern calls double helixes and garden trellises to mind. A hardworking wool blend yarn makes stitches pop.”

Note: “Using a sturdy cast-on such as the Old Norwegian cast-on will help to keep the stockinette stitch at the hems and cuffs from rolling. Wet-blocking and use of pins will also help to keep the stockinette stitch flat.

Finished Size: 39 (43½, 48, 53, 56½)“ bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 39”, modeled with moderate ease.

Yarn: Bergère de France Magic + (50%_superwash wool, 50% acrylic; 87 yd 80 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #2¾6 corail, 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) balls.

Needles: Sizes 8 (5 mm), 7 (4.5 mm), and 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable m; cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle; three 7/8” buttons.

Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st on largest needles; Wavy Cable chart with one Rope Cable chart on each side = 5½“ wide on largest needles.