“Welcome to Jurisfiction,” said the Cheshire Cat. “You’ll like it here, everyone is quite mad.”
-Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde
Literary heroine Thursday Next has a lot on her plate: As an agent specializing in literary crimes, she might be found tracking down forged Shakespeare folios, standing in as a ‘Jurisfiction’ agent apprehending criminals inside the literary world, or even grappling with the occasional bit of time travel. If anyone needs a knitted cardigan with cozy, twisty-turny, show-off cables, it’s Ms. Next.
The Jurisfiction cardi is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up and later seamed, and finished with a button-band and folded over collar. Worked in your favourite colour of Cascade 220 or 220 Heathers (or your preferred worsted weight wool), this cardigan is a comfortable and versatile staple for your fall and winter wardrobe.
With many thanks to Elspeth K. for modeling, and Maureen Hannon for technical editing.
Pattern includes guidelines for working cables without a cable needle.
• Cascade 220 Heathers 100% Peruvian highland wool, 220 yds/201m per 100g, 6(7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins (shown in Cascade 220 Heathers #2425, ‘provence’)
• OR your preferred worsted-weight wool yarn in comparable yardage
• 4.5 mm/US 7 needles OR needle size required to obtain gauge
• 4.0 mm/US 6 needles OR needle size one size smaller than that required to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch markers
• 7 Buttons, ¾-inch wide – OR buttons in desired number and size according to preference
• 18 sts and 25 rows over 4 ins in stockinette stitch, on 4.5mm/US 7 needles, after washing and blocking
• 20 sts of Cable Chart A or B measures 3.75 ins, on 4.5mm/US 7 needles, after washing and blocking
• Take time to save time and work gauge swatches to ensure best fit
• XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
• Garment measures 34(37, 41, 44, 48, 51, 55) ins around at bust when worn closed.
• Intended to be worn with 2-4 ins of positive ease, or to preferred comfort.
• Note: Front measures 1 inch wider than back, when worn closed, due to button-band.
• Working knit and purl, increases and decreases
• Working cables, with or without a cable needle
• Sewing seams
• Picking up stitches
• Working buttonholes