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Magnolia Cafe Cardigan

Knitting
June 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1188 - 1683 yards (1086 - 1539 m)
36 1/2 (38 1/2, 40 1/2, 43 1/2, 48, 52 1/2)" Cardigan shown measures 36 1/2" (92.5 cm)

During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work a complete cable, work the stitches of the partial cable in stockinette.

The front bands are and shawl collar are worked in two mirror-image pieces that are seamed together at the center back neck, then sewn to the front edges of the cardigan. I find that the bind-off edge of a shawl collar can sometimes look untidy, so I have chosen not to pick up the stitches for the bands and the collar along the edges of the garment. Instead, the bind-off edge of the assembled collar and bands is sewn to the body, leaving the cast-on edge showing (which looks much nicer).

When choosing buttons, make sure they have holes large enough to fit a tapestry needle threaded with a strand of the contrasting color (CC yarn).