Fredericton by Kiyomi Burgin

Fredericton

Knitting
January 2016
yarn held together
Sport
+ Sport
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse stocking stitch and yarn held double
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1720 - 3440 yards (1573 - 3146 m)
84.5 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 140.5) cm/ 33¼ (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼, 55¼)”
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Fredericton is a unisex cardigan knit with two strands of rustic Canadian wool held together to create a marled effect. It is worked in Reverse Stocking stitch to add even more texture to this otherwise very simple garment. Shawl collar, set-in pockets, rolled up cuffs, and optional crochet collar edging are understated details that make this a wardrobe staple that is classic and timeless.

SIZES
Finished Bust circumference, including button bands:Women’s and Men’s sizes: 84.5 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 140.5) cm/ 33¼ (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼, 53¼, 55¼)”

Intended ease: 2.5- 10 cm/ 1-4” positive ease. Women’s sizes will fit with a more “boyfriend” style.Light Colour Version shown in size 1 (84.5 cm/ 33¼”), and is worn with 3 cm/ 1¼” positive ease.

Dark Colour Version shown in size 3 (105 cm/ 41¼”), and is worn with 8 cm/ 3¼” positive ease.

MATERIALS
Recommended Yarn

Briggs & Little Sport (100% Canadian wool; 393m/ 430yds per 113 g/ 4 oz skein) in two colours

Light Colour Version (yarn amounts for women’s sizes given)A: Natural White 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeinsB: Khaki 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins

Dark Colour Version (yarn amounts for men’s sizes given)A: Dark Grey 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeinsB: Brown 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

Optional: Approx 20 yards of a worsted or aran weight yarn in a contrasting colour for the crocheted collar border. Light colour version uses Briggs & Little Heritage in Brown.

As an alternative to two strands of a sport weight yarn held together, a single strand of an aran weight wool can be used to achieve a solid colour fabric. Although I cannot guarantee exact yardage requirements, here’s my best estimation using Briggs & Little Heritage:

Briggs & Little Heritage (100% Canadian Wool; 197 m/ 215 yds per 113 g/ 4 oz skein)Women’s sizes: 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7) skeins

Men’s Sizes: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins

Yarn Substitution Ideas ($ - $$$)
(Sticky non-superwash wool suggested but not limited to)

Sport Weight Options:

  • Briggs & Little Durapsport
  • Bartlettyarns Fisherman / Rangley / Shetlands Sport
  • Kauni Wool 100% 8/2
  • Lichen & Lace Rustic
  • Harrisville Designs FlyWHEEL
  • Akara Yarns Dorset Sport

Aran Weight Options:

  • Briggs & Little Tuffy
  • Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool
  • Bartlettyarns Rangley / Shetlands 2 Ply
  • Istex Lett Lopi
  • Wendy Traditional Aran
  • Akara Yarns Dorset Aran 

Needles
4 mm/ US 6 circular needle 100 cm/ 40” long, and a set of dpns (or needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round)
5 mm/ US 8 circular needle 100 cm/ 40” long, and a set of dpns (or needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round)
Optional: 3.5 mm/ E crochet hook for crochet collar border

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
Two Stitch markers, Stitch holders or waste yarn, Yarn needle, 23mm/ 7/8” buttons: 5 for women’s sizes, 6 for men’s sizes

GAUGE
16 sts x 23 rows = 10 cm / 4” on larger needles with one strand each of yarn A and yarn B held together in Rev St st, after blocking. To ensure accurate sizing, take the time to check gauge!.

NOTES
The back and front pieces of this cardigan are worked as one piece to the underarms, then each front and back are worked separately back and forth in rows. Sleeves are worked in the round with the sleeve cap worked flat. Sleeve caps are sewn into armholes. The body is worked primarily in Reverse Stocking St, while the sleeves are worked in Stocking st and are then turned “inside out”. Please pay attention to what is a WS row and what is a RS row while you are knitting! The sleeve is knit 5cm/ 2” longer than average to accommodate the rolled back cuff. Keep this in mind if adjusting sleeve length.