Delancey Cardigan by Alexis Winslow

Delancey Cardigan

August 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1230 - 1600 yards (1125 - 1463 m)
33 (36, 39, 42) at bust and hips
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The Delancey Cardigan has a vintage feel with its striking chevron stripe motif and elegant shawl collar. Sections of thin diagonal stripes accentuate the sweater’s unusual zig-zag construction. Slanting stripes, in combination with the long sleek fit, make this a flattering design.

The body is knitted back and forth in one large piece on circular needles then divided to form the armholes. There is a seam at the top of each shoulder. Stitches for the set-in sleeves are picked up around the armhole and knitted from the top down. Stitches for the collar are also picked up along the edge, and short rows form the shawl collar.

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NOTE This pattern has errata, more details available here

Finished measurements:
Bust/Hips 33 (36, 39, 42)
Length from shoulder 27 (27.5, 28, 28.5)

US 8 DPN’S and ≥24 inch circular needles
DK Weight yarn 50g balls (125 yards each) in two colors: main color (MC)- 7 (8, 9, 10) balls
contrasting Color (CC)- 3 balls, all sizes
7 ¾ inch buttons
Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle, thread

US 8 needles:
18 sts x 26.5 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
16 sts x ~10 rows = 4 x 4 inches in garter stitch.

For useful tips on knitting 2-row jogless stripes in the round, check out this blog post and video tutorial.