Kenzo

Knitting
December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled pattern on smallest needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1060 - 1850 yards (969 - 1692 m)
33¼ (36¼, 39¼, 42¼, 45¼, 48¼, 51¼, 54¼)" garment circumference at chest
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Olga’s Kenzo Cardigan is a show-stopper that is sure to turn heads! The innovative allover cable pattern creates a unique and beautiful fabric that is sure to appeal to texture lovers. The A-Line silhouette is created through the use of needle shaping and tapers at the high waist for a flattering fit. The front sides of the yoke extend to gently wrap around the shoulders and meet at the center back for a distinctive finish to this special garment. The pattern is suitable for advanced (or adventurous) knitters and will surely bring a result well worth the effort!


CONSTRUCTION

  • The Cardigan is worked in one piece to the underarm, then Back and Fronts are worked separately.
  • The upper part of each Front composes the Back neckline and part of the upper Back. This section is shaped with short rows while decreases take place at the same time.
  • The upper Fronts are mirror-shaped on each side and then the live stitches are grafted together in pattern on the center Back.
  • The Body of the cardigan is shaped through gradually switching from the largest needle (Size C) to smaller (Size B) and then to smallest (Size A). Then upper body and sleeves are worked on the smallest needle (Size A).

MATERIALS
Approximately 1060 (1170, 1265, 1380, 1495, 1615, 1735, 1850) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Hayloft

GAUGE
Finished Gauge:
26½ stitches & 28½ rows =4” in Cabled pattern on Size A, after blocking
24½ stitches & 28½ rows = 4” in Cabled pattern on Size B, after blocking
22¾ stitches & 27 rows = 4” in Cabled pattern on Size C, after blocking

1 cable motif repeat measures 3” wide and 4½“ tall on Size A
1 cable motif repeat measures 3¼” wide and 4½“ tall on Size B
1 cable motif repeat measures 3½” wide and 4¾“ tall on Size C
One cable motif is 20 stitches wide and 32 rows tall

NEEDLES
Size A (used for upper Body and Sleeves): One 40” or longer circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
One spare long circular needle in the same size
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (used for middle section of Body): One 40” or longer circular one size larger than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (used for lower section of Body): One 40” or longer circular two sizes larger than Gauge Needle
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
33¼ (36¼, 39¼, 42¼, 45¼, 48¼, 51¼, 54¼)“ garment circumference at chest
Sample shown is size 36¼” with 4¼“ ease on model

Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size

SKILL LEVEL
5 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.