Goldenbook Cardigan by Leah B. Thibault

Goldenbook Cardigan

Knitting
October 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1918 - 2740 yards (1754 - 2505 m)
Bust Circumference*: 30.75 (32.5, 34.75, 36.5)[38.25, 41, 44.25](49.25, 52.5, 56.5)”/78 (82, 88.5, 93.5)[97, 104, 112.5](124.5, 133.5, 143.5) cm
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The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Poky Little Puppy – since the first Little Golden Book was released in 1942, these titles and many more have become classics read by multiple generations. But as iconic as the stories have become, the most iconic part of these books, which were designed to be accessible and affordable for all families, is that distinctive golden spine, shining out from bookshelves across America.

A long band of colorwork, inspired by that golden spine, forms a statement collar on an open-front cardigan. Knit from the top-down, the pattern uses the contiguous method to form a well-fitting one-piece yoke and is finished with clean folded hems.

Sweater body is worked seamlessly from the top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/ people/SusieM). The collar band is knit in the round from the bottom up in two pieces (one for each side), which are grafted in the center and then seamed to the body.
Sleeves and body are finished with a folded hem.

Circumference assumes a gap between the front flaps of .75 (.75, .75, 1.25)1.25, 1.5, 1.75.5, 3]”/ 42 (2, 2, 3)3, 3.5, 4.5.5, 7.5)cm

Sample shown is in size 44.25”/112.5 cm on a 44”/112cm bust (.25”/.5 cm of positive ease).

Sample uses Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% Wool; 274 yd/251m per 100g/3.53 oz ball) in the following:
MC: Navy Heather (412) - 5 (5, 5, 5)6, 6, 7, 8) skeins
CC: Sunflower Heather (709) - 2 skeins