Frenchie cardigan by Kim Hargreaves
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Frenchie cardigan

January 1996
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1368 - 1520 yards (1251 - 1390 m)

SUMMARY: This woman’s Frenchie cardigan has waistline fitting and is hip-length with long, cap-shoulder sleeves, a shawl-neck collar, pockets and a tie belt. The overall pattern is stocking stitch. The hemline, front bands and pocket edges are worked in garter stitch. Both the collar and sleeve cuffs feature a bobble-stitch pattern and are worked as separate pieces in the finishing steps and then attached to the garment with slip stitches. The tie belt is finished with tassles.

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large).

FINISHED CHEST: 41 (44, 46)” / 105 (110, 117) cm.

YARN REQUIREMENTS: 1368 (1520, 1520) yds / 900 (1000, 1000) gms / 9 (10, 10) balls.

SHOWN IN: Rowan Chunky Chenille, #378 Serge. Note: this colour is no longer available.

ACCESSORIES: 5 buttons.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: Increasing and decreasing in knitting and slip-stitch, back stitch or mattress stitch seaming.

There is also a pullover version of this pattern, found here: