Lorena Cardigan by Alison Green
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Lorena Cardigan

Knitting
March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1095 - 1752 yards (1001 - 1602 m)
28¾ (33¼, 37, 41, 44¾, 49¼)" bust circumference (buttoned); shown in size 37", modeled with 2½" of positive ease

A recycled cotton yarn creates outstanding stitch definition in this women’s cardigan. Twisted stitches and small cables are worked against a background of reverse stockinette; the pattern is featured on both fronts and the back of this jacket.

Sizes 28¾ (33¼, 37, 41, 44¾, 49¼)” bust circumference (buttoned); shown in size 37”, modeled with 2½” of positive ease
Yarn Berroco Indigo (95% cotton, 5% other fibers; 219 yd 200 m/100 g):
• #6407 faded, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins
Gauge 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” in rev St st on larger needle; 22-st front cable panel = 3¼” wide and 40-st back cable panel = 6” wide on larger needle
Tools
• Size 6 (4 mm): 29” circular (cir) needle
• Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24” cir needle
• Markers (m)
• Cable needle (cn)
• Stitch holders
• Seven 3/4” buttons
• Tapestry needle