October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern - Blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1050 - 1680 yards (960 - 1536 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
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The Roan Mountain Cardigan is a relaxed fit, cabled cardigan knit with natural wool from Bovidae Farms located in Mars Hill, NC. Jim and Rose have been caring for sheep on their mountain farm since 1990. The yarn produced from their sheep is dense and supple, filled with natural lanolin oils for soft wool and soft hands. You can read more about their sheep-filled paradise on my blog post.

Roan is constructed from the bottom-up, beginning with the sleeves, then the body. All pieces are joined together to create seamless yoke. Stitches are picked up to knit a seed stitch collar. A seed stitch belt is optional, with instructions included to create small I-cord belt loops.

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust - 30” (33”, 36” 40” 44” 48”) / 76 (84, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)cm
Intended to be worn with 4” /10cm of positive ease
Finished measurements- 34” (37”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”) / 86 (94, 101.5, 112, 122, 132)cm

Bovidae Farms Worsted
100% Wool
2ply Worsted Weight
4oz/210 yards
5(6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Sedge

US 7 - 4.5mm circular needle 32” or longer
US 8 - 5mm circular needle 32” or longer
Cable Needle
Large Stitch Holder or Scrap Yarn
Stitch Markers
Four 1” - 2.5cm Buttons
Tapestry Needle

18sts x 20 rows = 4” 10cm in cable pattern with US 8—5mm needle, blocked.

This pattern utilizes a chart for the cable pattern and a 3st buttonhole bind-off for the collar.

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