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Diamondback Cardigan

Knitting
September 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Garter
7.0 mm
675 - 875 yards (617 - 800 m)
Small 34", Medium 36", Large 38"
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This clever cardigan employs an unusual construction; the log cabin “diamond” is worked first, then stitches are picked up along the sides of the diamond to work either front. Stitches are picked up for the sleeves and collar, which are worked in the round, making this an entirely seamless undertaking!

It is very easy to adjust the pattern for larger sizes, and tips for achieving a perfect fit when upsizing are included. The 4-page PDF also includes a handy chart to reference while working the log cabin, making this a great introduction to log cabin knitting!


Sizes
Women’s S (M, L)

Finished Measurements
34 (38, 42) inches at bust; 17 inches long from shoulder

Materials

  • Knit Picks City Tweed HW (55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Donegal Tweed; 164 yards per 100 gram ball); 3 (3, 4) balls Tabby (MC); 2 (2, 3) balls Dungarees (CC)
  • US 7/4.5mm straight needles
  • US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles – set of 5
  • US 7/4.5mm 40 inch circular needle
  • Stitch Holder
  • Scissors
  • Blunt Needle

Gauge
20 sts/34 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
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Originally published in June 2007; republished by Knit Picks in September 2010.


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