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Modern Folk

Knitting
December 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in k6 p2 rib, using 4mm needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1640 - 2324 yards (1500 - 2125 m)
6 sizes: bust 34-36in/86-91cm to 44-46in/112-116cm

This is the cover project for Simply Knitting magazine 75, January 2011. It is a hip-length cardigan in wide rib with a wide fairisle border around hips and cuffs, and a similar border across the top of the back and front. It has dropped sleeves and a v-neck with a wide, ribbed button-band, and is double-breasted. The wide button band can be worn flat around the neck or rolled as a collar. A comment from Sue Bradley on the pattern says, “inspiration came from Norwegian designs”.

This is a long cardigan, with back length 28.25in/72cm to 32.5in/83cm.

There is no chart for the fairisle; it is written out, line by line. There is a photo tutorial for twisting colours in fairisle, and a photo tutorial for sewing on buttons. There is a comment saying that the seams are necessary to keep this garment’s shape, because the fairisle borders are heavier than the rib.

Eight buttons are required. It is knitted in five colours, with a requirement for 12-17 x 50g of first colour, 1-3 x 50g balls of second and third colours, and 1 x 50g of the fourth and fifth colours.