Hestia by Jacquelyn Ridzy


November 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in blocked stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 - 1700 yards (1006 - 1554 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) or 12 (13, 14, 15, 16)" back width

In Greek mythology, Hestia is the goddess of hearth and home. She keeps the fire burning so that both family and friends will feel warm and welcome. I knit this cozy yet sexy cardigan because I wanted something that I could wear anywhere--to work, on a night out on the town, or on a long flight--and look fabulous yet feel as comfortable as if I were cuddling by the fireplace at home. Hestia is a versatile all-season cardigan knit seamlessly from the bottom up. The shoulders are finished with a three needle bind off, stitches are picked up from the armholes for set in sleeves, and the sleeve cap and collar are gently shaped with short rows, rendering this garment seamless. This cardigan is the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you want to look chic and feel cozy.

3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins of Madelinetosh tosh sock or
1100 (1250, 1380, 1500, 1700) yards of fingering weight yarn
US 6 40” or longer circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
US 5 circular needle or double pointed needles or needles one or two sizes smaller than those needed
to obtain gauge
US 6 double pointed needles
2 stitch markers (at least one should be removable)

Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows per inch in blocked stockinette stitch using larger needles

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) with a measurement of 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) inch back width (between armhole

Sizing advice:The fronts of the cardigan are designed to be very drapey with a lot of positive ease. For this
reason, each size can accommodate a variety of bust sizes while still fitting with approximately zero to
one inch of positive ease in the back and shoulders. To determine the size best for you, measure your back or a favorite cardigan from armhole to armhole (after armhole decreases are completed).