Sheffield Cardigan by Amy Herzog

Sheffield Cardigan

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1015 - 1885 yards (928 - 1724 m)
34 (361⁄2, 38, 401⁄2, 42, 441⁄2, 46, 481⁄2, 50, 521⁄2, 56, 60)’’ / 86.5 (92.5, 96.5, 103, 106.5, 113, 117, 123, 127, 133.5, 142, 152.5) cm
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My Sheffield Cardigan is an easy-to-wear, fun-to-knit, fluid and elegant piece. It’s the design for my latest Ultimate Sweater Box, and was created specifically for the lusciously-tweedy Fibre Company Acadia. (I highly recommend this yarn to make this cardigan.)

Sheffield is an open cardigan with slightly-dolmaned sleeves that looks great in a variety of different fits. It’s worked from one sleeve cuff to another, in a single piece. The subtle Garter Stitch ornamentation highlights the lustre and drape of this nubby, tweedy yarn. The pattern is suitable for a beginning sweater knitter.

Finished bust circumferences 34 (36Β½, 38, 40Β½, 42, 44Β½, 46, 48Β½, 50, 52Β½, 56, 60)’’ / 86.5 (92.5, 96.5, 103, 106.5, 113, 117, 123, 127, 133.5, 142, 152.5) cm require 7 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13) hanks of Acadia.

The sizing on Sheffield is very flexible. If you’d prefer a closer-to-the-body look, like Naomi in the tan sample, try a size that’s 2 – 4” (5 – 10 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference. If you like things extra-generous and kimono in feel, go for a size that’s at least 12” (30.5 cm) larger than your upper torso circumference, like Naomi in the gray. Or, anything in between.