Fire Cardigan by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Fire Cardigan

Knitting
December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st, worked flat on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
985 - 1970 yards (901 - 1801 m)
38½ (46½, 54½, 62½)" [98 (118, 138.5, 159) cm] at bust
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FIRE is part of Elements printed book and ebook.
FIRE cardigan is also available as a single pattern pdf.

The textured meandering pattern of this oversized cardigan was created to correlate with the element of fire. It reminds me of the tongues of flame, licking at the air on that last summer campfire as cooler weather sets in. The unusual modular process of building the knit fabric creates the intricate surface design, juxtaposing positive and negative spaces of knits and dropped stitches. The uninterrupted mold of stitches continues to form neckline shaping while keeping ribbed edges intact. Drop sleeve construction and positive ease allow the cardigan to drape loosely over the body, allowing for layering as well as fitting in a way that creates slightly raised front hems without requiring extra shaping.

Cardigan shown measures 46½“ (118 cm) at bust and being worn with 12” (30.5 cm) positive ease

Yarn
Lark by Quince & Co
(100% American wool; 134yd (123m/50g)
• 8 (9, 11, 13) skeins Poppy 140
OR 985 (1165, 1495, 1970) yds
worsted weight yarn

Needles
• One pair in size US 6 (4 mm)
• One pair in size US 7 (4.5 mm)
• One set double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 6 (4 mm)(for back neckline)

Notions
• Stitch markers (optional)
• Crochet hook
• Waste yarn or stitch holders
• Tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st, worked flat on larger needle