Reine by Alexis Winslow


June 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.25 stitches and 32.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch (finished gauge)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1100 - 1845 yards (1006 - 1687 m)
30 (33¾, 37½, 41¼, 45, 48¾, 52½)" finished circumference at chest (buttoned)
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“I was inspired to design this cardigan while experimenting with different reversible cable patterns. I wanted to design a light, airy everyday cardigan that would go with everything. The challenge with a piece like this is that wearable often equals ordinary. When I stumbled across this sweet and simple reversible cable, I knew I had found just the thing to bring my design from ordinary to interesting. The addition of reverse stockinette stripes at the hems and the shoulders brings further visual interest by adding a bit of texture and rhythm. These details, along with thoughtfully placed shaping rows, help to hold the knitter’s attention and make this a joy to knit.” – Alexis Winslow


  • The cardigan Body is worked flat in one piece from hem to underarm; at this point Fronts and Back are divided and worked separately to shoulder.
  • The full-fashioned shoulder seams are then sewn together, and stitches are picked up around the armholes for each Sleeve.
  • Set-in Sleeves are worked circularly from the top down, allowing for easy length adjustment.

1100 (1220, 1325, 1450, 1570, 1700, 1845) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color “Postcard”

Working Gauge: 23 stitches & 35 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch (knit on RS; purl on WS) with Gauge Needle; before blocking

Finished Gauge: 21¼ stitches & 32½ rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking

One 32” circular needle and a set of double pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4mm (US 6)

30 (33¾, 37½, 41¼, 45, 48¾, 52½)“ finished circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample is size 33¾ with +1¾” ease on model

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