New Old Town by Carol Sunday
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New Old Town

February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st using largest needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
825 - 1920 yards (754 - 1756 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
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Cardigan with lace-stitch border, horizontal yokes in front and back, a decorative edging along hemline and cuffs and optional pocket(s). Knit to hip-length as shown, or tunic length.

Like Old Town in construction, New Old Town is worked in one piece from the top down beginning with a provisional cast on and proceeding in a modular fashion. Sleeves are worked flat and seamed, but could be easily modified to work in the round. Edging on sleeves and hem is a continuation of the border and is worked similarly to attached I-cord. Pocket(s) worked separately and sewn in place. Easy short rows shape shoulders. (here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method that I devised in 2009):

Wear the sweater open or add loop closures to fasten.

Finished sweater chest sizes: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)“. Recommended ease: -2” to +2”. Can be Shown in size 36 with 0 ease on dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight yarn - 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed):
6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins for hip-length sweater,
7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14) skeins for tunic-length cardigan.
Shown in Eden bronze.
Substitute any worsted-weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles and notions: Size 7 US / 3.75 mm, size 6 US / 3.5 mm for pocket edging, size 6 US / 3.5 mm dpn’s for attached edging; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using larger needles.

Techniques used: Provisional cast on, lace, pick up and knit, short rows (explained).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, border stitch pattern in both written and charted formats, schematic, glossary.