Military Cardigan by Erika Knight

Military Cardigan

by Erika Knight
Knitting
January 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on US 6 / 4.0 mm needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1048 - 1441 yards (958 - 1318 m)
to fit bust 32" (81cm), 34" (86cm), 36" (91cm), 38" (97cm), 40" (102cm), 42" (107cm)
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Errata available: erikaknight.co.uk

Summary: High-necked, long-sleeved stockinette cardigan, with military style front pockets; ribbed collars, cuffs, and bottom edging; and front button closure (with snaps to secure button band in place).

Materials:

  • Any lightweight wool yarn, such as Rowan Tapestry 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) x 1.75 oz (50g) balls. (1040 (1170, 1170, 1300, 1430, 1430)yds/951 (1070, 1070, 1189, 1308, 1308)m)
  • Pair each of sizes 5 (3.75mm) and 6 (4mm) knitting needles.
  • 13 buttons
  • 9 snaps

Sizing Details:

  • actual bust: 34” (86cm), 36” (92cm), 38” (97cm), 40.5” (103cm), 42.5” (108cm), 45” (114cm)
  • length: 20” (51cm), 21” (53cm), 22” (56cm), 23” (58.5cm), 24” (61cm), 24” (61cm)
  • sleeve seam: 18” (46cm), 18” (46cm), 19” (48.5cm), 19” (48.5cm), 19” (48.5cm), 19.5” (49.5cm)

Pattern Note: Work increases and decreases at armholes, neck, and on pocket flaps three stitches inside the edges to create a fully fashioned detail. Work the decreases through the back of loops as described in book.

Main photos on pages 18-19; pattern on pages 56-59