Pacific Brioche Collar Cardigan
This cardigan is worked from the bottom-up, has rounded edges in the front, v-neck shaping, and set-in sleeves. Ribbing for the sleeves is worked in Half Fisherman’s rib. Once the cardigan is sewn together, stitches are picked up all around the collar and cardigan edge and a beautiful Two-Color Brioche rib is worked for 16 (32 double knit) rounds. Detailed explanations are included in this patter on how to work the Half Fisherman’s rib and the Two-Color Brioche rib.
Size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Chest Measurement: To fit 36 (38, 40, 44, 48) inch chest.
Cascade Pacific (60% Acrylic, 40% Merino) (213 yards/skein) – 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) skeins – Main Color; 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins – Contrast Color.
1 set of US # 8 (5 mm) –40” circular needle or needle size to obtain gauge
1 set of US # 7 (4.5 mm) – 40” needle
* 40” circular needle is needed for collar that is worked in the round. Instead of using multiple length needles, the cardigan pieces can be worked in 40” length needles.
1 set of US #2 (3 mm) –40” circular needle (this needle is used to pick-up stitches for the brioche collar. Using a small needle for picking up sts results in a smooth edge.)
1 set of US #15 (10 mm) – needle (this needle is used to BO sts on Brioche collar, if not using the tapestry needle bind of method, to ensure a very loose BO.)
Gauge: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US # 8 (5 mm) needles or needle size to obtain gauge
Errata: The correction has been made and an updated pattern is being uploaded by Cascade Yarns. However, if you are working off a previous pattern version, here is the correction ~
V-Neck Shaping – next RS Row
K until 4 sts remain on needle, K2tog, K2 *
repeat at the end of every RS Row - 14 (14, 13, 14, 11) more times.
repeat at the end of every 2nd RS Row – 4 (4, 2, 2, 4) times.