Soho Studio Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman
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Soho Studio Cardigan

Knitting
February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1141 - 1888 yards (1043 - 1726 m)
Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) - 33 (34.75, 39.5, 44.25, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5) inches, [84 (88, 100, 112, 121, 131, 141) cm]
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Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Bust measurements of finished garment when buttoned: 33 (34.75, 39.5, 44.25, 47.5, 51.5, 55.5) inches, 84 (88, 100, 112, 121, 131, 141) cm. Size S is shown on model in photo. Allow 0 to 4 inches of positive ease. Cardigan is modeled with 1.5 inches of positive ease.

Gauge:
20 sts x 28 rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm) in St st. with larger needles.

Yarn:
Madelinetosh, Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino wool); 200 yards (182 meters) Betty Drapers Blues - 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins.

Or use any similar weight yarn that achieves gauge: 1141 (1200, 1361, 1533, 1620, 1789, 1888) yards, 1043 (1097, 1244, 1402, 1481, 1636, 1726) meters.

Level:Experienced - provisional cast-on, short rows, cable, working neck shaping and armholes shaping at the same time.

I frequently wear this cardigan to my office which is a design studio in Soho, New York City – thus the name for this cardigan.

This flattering design uses a traditional cable that is slightly blown up to exaggerate the cable effect. The shape and clean lines are architectural and thoroughly contemporary with the back a few inches longer than the front, and a little wider too, which gives the cardigan a bit of swing. The cable is highly textural adding to the architectural feel of the garment.

The shoulders, and sleeves are fitted, and the body shape is A-line.

The cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece, with short rows to shape the shoulders and sleeve caps.