This is the 7th pattern from Inspired by Islay
Braided cables define the bodice of this elegant cardigan with top-down, set-in sleeves
This cardigan is worked in one piece from the bottom up. The fronts and back are cast on in one piece, then worked straight to the armscyes. The right front, back and left front are then worked consecutively, before the shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off. Sleeve caps are then picked up around the armscye, shaped with short rows then worked in the round to the cuff. Finally, a ribbed front band is added with buttonholes.
Size and fit
Select a size above your actual body measurements with the amount of ease required. The garment suits a fitted look (as shown, worn in the second size with very slight positive ease) but will also work well with up to 2.5 ins positive ease, for a more comfortable fit
Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m 120yds per 50g skein)
Highland Coo; 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) x 50g skeins
Yarn quantities have been calculated to include an additional 5% for each size, to allow for swatching as well as small differences in gauge and skein length.
Needles and Notions
60-80cm 24-32in Below-gauge-size circular needle (one size smaller than your rev st st gauge-size needles), for working rib
60-80cm 24-32in Gauge-size circular needle, for working body
2 sets of 2mm US 0 circular needles in your preferred length for picking up sleeve caps
Gauge-size circular needle of your preferred type for working small circumferences
Below-gauge-size needles of your preferred type for knitting small circumferences
Cable needle. Stitch markers. Waste yarn or spare needles for holding sts. Tapestry needle
22 sts and 27 rows to 10cm 4in over st st (and rev st st), using gauge-size needles
24 sts of chart B panel to 8cm 3⅛in, using gauge-size needles
10 sts of chart A/C panel to 3.5cm 1⅜in, using gauge-size needles
For reference, a 3.75mm needle was used to achieve gauge.