Porter Cardigan by Beatrice Perron Dahlen
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Porter Cardigan

Knitting
October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
980 - 1840 yards (896 - 1682 m)
31 1/4 (35, 39 1/4, 42 1/2, 46, 50, 54 3/4)
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Oh a classic cabled cardigan! It never goes out of style and it can be worn with nearly everything! I set out to add one that was fun to knit to my wardrobe and this is how the Porter Cardigan came about. It is a classic sturdy cabled cardigan that I’ll pull out year after year and will never go out of style.

Body is knit from the body up, flat. Sleeves are knit from the bottom up in the round and joined to the body at the underarms. Raglan decreases are made through the yoke, with a slight tweak so that the cable of the arm travels all the way up the shoulder. Buttonbands are picked up for the front. Though the sample does not use a smaller needle size for the ribbing, some knitters prefer to work ribbing on a tighter needle.

Sizes
Finished chest measurement: 31¼ (35, 39¼, 42½, 46, 50, 54¾) inches – designed to be worn with approximately 0-4 inches of positive ease.

Yarn
Peace Fleece (75% pure fine wool, 25% mohair; 200 yds per 4 oz skein)

Shade
Tundra 9900; 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins or 980 (1000, 1100, 1380, 1520, 1670, 1840) yards Aran or Heavy Worsted Weight yarn

Needles
US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle; 32” (80 cm) length or size needed to obtain gauge
US 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs for sleeve

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Cable needle
Tapestry Needle
Buttons

Gauge
15 stitches and 24 rows to 4” (10 cm) over moss stitch