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 stockinette 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, 145.5, 155.5, 166} cm / 33¼ [37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼]{53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼}”
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September, 2020 - The Fredericton Cardigan has been updated with an extended size range! Version 3 has sizes from 1-9, to accommodate a broader range of chest sizes. Sleeve caps have also been recalculated for a better fit! Wahoo!

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 Stockinette stitch to add even more texture to an otherwise very simple garment. The shawl collar, set-in pockets, rolled up cuffs, and optional crochet collar edging are understated details that make this a classic and timeless wardrobe staple.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5){6, 7, 8, 9}

Finished Body Circumference, including front bands:
Women’s and Men’s sizes: 84.5 (95, 105, 115, 125){135, 145.5, 155.5, 166} cm / 33¼ (37¼, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼){53¼, 57¼, 61¼, 65¼}”

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.
Darker 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; 393 m / 430 yds per 113 g/ 4 oz skein)
Yarns A and B are held double throughout the pattern.
Women’s Sizes Yarn Amounts (Lighter Colour Version)
A: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4){4, 5, 5, 5} skeins in Natural White
or 865 (970, 1110, 1230, 1365){1515, 1655, 1825, 1945} m / 950 (1065, 1220, 1355, 1500){1670, 1820, 2010, 2140} yds of a similar sport weight yarn

B: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4){4, 5, 5, 5} skeins in Khaki
or 865 (970, 1110, 1230, 1365){1515, 1655, 1825, 1945} m / 950 (1065, 1220, 1355, 1500){1670, 1820, 2010, 2140} yds of a similar sport weight yarn

Men’s Sizes Yarn Amounts (Darker Colour Version)
A: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4){4, 5, 5, 6} skeins in Dark Grey
or 920 (1025, 1175, 1300, 1435){1565, 1735, 1905, 2040} m / 1015 (1130, 1290, 1430, 1580){1720, 1910, 2100, 2245} yds of a similar sport weight yarn

B: 3 (3, 3, 4, 4){4, 5, 5, 6} skeins in Brown
or 920 (1025, 1175, 1300, 1435){1565, 1735, 1905, 2040} m / 1015 (1130, 1290, 1430, 1580){1720, 1910, 2100, 2245} yds of a similar sport weight yarn

Optional: Approx 20 yds 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.

A Note about Yarn
As an alternative to holding two strands of a sport weight yarn together for a marled effect, a single strand of an aran weight wool can be used to achieve a solid colour fabric. Briggs & Little Heritage would be a great option, as it is essentially just two strands of the sport weight spun together! Please be sure to swatch!

Briggs & Little Heritage (100% Canadian Wool; 197 m/ 215 yds per 113 g/ 4 oz skein)

Women’s Sizes: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7){8, 9, 9, 10} skeins
865 (970, 1110, 1230, 1365){1515, 1655, 1755, 1945} m / 950 (1065, 1220, 1355, 1500){1670, 1820, 1930, 2140} yds of a similar aran weight yarn

Men’s Sizes: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8){8, 9, 10, 10} skeins
920 (1025, 1175, 1300, 1435){1565, 1735, 1905, 2040} m / 1015 (1130, 1290, 1430, 1580){1720, 1910, 2100, 2245} yds of a similar aran weight yarn

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

Sport Weight Options:

  • Briggs & Little Durasport
  • 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)
• 3.5 mm / E crochet hook for crochet collar border (optional)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions
• Two Stitch markers
• Stitch holders or waste yarn
• Yarn needle
• 23 mm / 7/8” buttons: 5 (5, 5, 5, 5){5, 5, 6, 6} 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 flat as one piece to the underarms, then each front and back are worked separately. A long circular needle is used to accommodate the large amount of stitches. Sleeves are worked in the round with the sleeve cap worked flat. Sleeve caps are sewn into armholes. The body is worked primarily in Rev St st, while the sleeves are worked in St 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 5 cm/ 2” longer than average for a folded back cuff. Keep this in mind if adjusting sleeve length. Different body and sleeve lengths are given for women’s and men’s sizes. If only one set of numbers is given, it pertains to both women’s and men’s sizes. Read over pattern before you begin, highlighting all numbers that apply to the size you will be making.