Solstice Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Solstice Cardigan

December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
31½ (33½, 36¾, 40, 43¼, 46½, 49½, 52¾, 56)”
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Osprey by Quince and Co.(100% American wool; 170 yards 155 meters/100 gram hank)
• 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) hanks of Chanterelle
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Solstice Cardigan is a cozy, easy to wear cardigan knitted in the incredibly soft and quick to knit Quince and Co. Osprey. It is worked in one piece from the top down.
Solstice is cast on at the top of the back of the collar and this part of the collar is worked in rib to the neck. Then the yoke shaping and body pattern stitches begin and stitches for the front collar sections are cast on then the sweater is continued in one piece (except for the pockets). The ribbing at the waist provides a simple bit of waist shaping. Once the body is complete, the CO edges of the front collar sections are seamed to the sides of the back collar section.
The pattern stitches and shaping are all formed using easy techniques. The body section is worked in a Twisted Stockinette Stitch (knit all sts through the back loop on the RS, and purl as usual on the WS) and the “cables” on the sleeve are Faux Cables that use a fun drop stitch technique and no cable needle is needed:)