“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.
This pattern uses CHARTS for the cable patterns.
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