Nova Cardigan by Sarah Fama

Nova Cardigan

May 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch; 20 sts and 28 rows = 4" in lace pattern; 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" in Seed stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1240 - 2170 yards (1134 - 1984 m)
Finished bust: 35½ (41, 47, 52½, 58)"
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“A drape-rich linen blend makes the perfect base for the relaxed Nova Cardigan, with its stripped-down styling and expansive lace pattern at back.”

Designer’s notes:

  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the bottom up, with shaping worked at sleeves to mimic the shape of a set-in sleeve.
  • Waist shaping occurs both within the chart patterns and in the stockinette sections at each side.
  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
  • When working the slipped stitches for the I-cord, be careful not to pull the yarn too tightly. Give the I-cord edge a gentle tug every few rows to ensure an even tension.