Nocturne by Linda Wilgus


March 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in st st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
720 - 1296 yards (658 - 1185 m)
bust size (in inches): 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50
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Nocturne is a short-sleeved swing-style cardigan top. The design was inspired by the trapeze A-line silhouettes of the sixties and will flatter virtually any shape. The retro contrasting hem is also reminiscent of vintage designs, but a solid color version of this cardigan would look fab as well. Worked in an aran-weight yarn, it’s the perfect layering item for chilly early Spring days. Much of Nocturne’s shaping comes from the transition from k1, p1 rib to stocking stitch halfway through the pattern; consequently this is a fairly straight-forward project, perfect for a first-time cardigan project.

Purple cardigan with dark blue edging:
MC Louet Riverstone Worsted 100% wool; 193 yd/m per 100g skein; color: Eggplant; 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) skeins
CC Richard Wernekinck Garens Franse Landwol 100% wool; 218 yd/200m per 100g skein; color: #32; 1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Blue cardigan with brown edging:
Artesano, Aran, 100g/132m/144yd, 50% alpaca, 50% wool, MC color: C997; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins and CC color: C850; 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
to fit bust sizes 30-34-38-42-46-50 inches

US 7/4.5mm circular needle of 80cm/30 in in length or longer
US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles if working the sleeves in the round, 4 stitch markers, 4 large buttons, preferrably oval or rectangular in shape, of approx. 40-50mm in length and 10-15mm in width, 2 small buttons or 1 crochet hook and scrap yarn to use for crocheted tie closure (depending on which type of closure chosen)