Intersect by Norah Gaughan


January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2025 - 3405 yards (1852 - 3114 m)
15¾ (18, 20¼, 22¼, 24½, 26¾)" back width at bust; Sized to fit approximate bust sizes 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)"
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This stunning open-front cardigan is a tour de force of design, with reversible twisted-stitch cables that look equally handsome on both sides of the fabric. For knitters who love a puzzle, Intersect is worked one piece at a time, with stitches for the next section picked up and knit in a new direction. The skirt flares flatteringly at the hips and the fronts drape and swing beautifully. The result is a sweater to treasure, arresting in bold colors or quietly lovely in pale neutrals.


2025 (2265, 2525, 2790, 3085, 3405) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Snowbound


22 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking
28 stitches & 34 rows = 4” in Chart B, C, or D pattern, after blocking
22-stitch panel from Chart A measures approximately 2½“ wide, after blocking


One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauges listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions

15¾ (18, 20¼, 22¼, 24½, 26¾)“ back width at bust
Sized to fit approximate bust sizes 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)”
Sample shown is size 18” back width on model with 35” bust

Note: The sizing is given as the width of the back; the fronts will drape when worn and therefore the total circumference of the garment is variable.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Cabled Cast On
Rib Cabled Cast On
Sloped Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.