This is the first pattern in the Inspired by Islay club.
With its sinuous cables and wide ribbed collar, the Finlaggan cardigan looks great worn open or closed
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g
skein) in shade Ptarmigan; 11 (13, 14, 16, 18, 20) x 50g skeins
Yarn quantities have been calculated to include an additional
5% for each size, to allow for swatching as well as small
differences in gauge and skein length.
24 sts and 32 rows to 10cm 4in over stockinette stitchusing gauge-size needle
20 sts to 5.5cm 2¼in over cable panel using gauge-size
26 sts and 34 rows to 10cm 4in over 2x2 rib using below gauge-size needle
Needles and Notions
60-80cm 24-32in Below-gauge-size circular needle for
working rib and waist panel
60-80cm 24-32in Gauge-size circular needle for working body
Below-gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences, for cuffs
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences, for sleeves
100cm 40in Gauge-size circular needle for yoke
100-150cm 40-60in Below-gauge-size circular needle for front bands and collar
Spare needle for holding pocket stitches. Two sets of stitch markers, x and y, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn (for holding sts)
Chest with overlapped front bands
31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51] in/ 78.5 89 99 109 119.5 129.5 cm
(A schematic and detailed sizing table is included in the pattern)
Finlaggan is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The fronts and back are cast on in one piece. Inset pockets are added and waist shaping created by working rib on smaller needles. Sleeves are knitted in the round, and underarm stitches are set aside on both sleeves and body, before being joined together in the yoke. The yoke is shaped with raglan decreases then stitches are picked up along the fronts, and a wide rib is worked, with short row shaping to create the collar.