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Somerset Cardigan

Knitting
January 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Texture Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
30"-53" (XS-3X)
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A textured shawl collar cardigan reminiscent of days gone by without sacrificing a modern fit. A simple knit/purl texture stitch adds interest to the body and cap sleeves. The deep ribbed shawl collar is worked separately and attached to the body. Leather buttons add a final vintage touch, but for a more modern look try glass, metal or wood.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Materials
-Black Pearl DK Cashmere: 100% Cashmere; 2oz/200yd skein; 5 (5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins Chai Tea
-1 pair US 5 (3.75mm) straight needles
-1 pair US 4 (3.5mm) straight needles
-1 Stitch holder
-Tapestry needle
-4 x 11/16” buttons

Sizes
Finished Bust: 30 (32, 36, 40, 44, 49, 53)”/76 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 124.5, 134.5)cm
Length: 19.5 (20, 20.5, 21, 21.5, 22.5, 23.5)”/49.5, 51, 52, 53.5, 54.5, 57, 59.5)cm

Shown modeled with 1” negative ease.

Gauges
24 sts/32 rows = 4”/10cm in Texture stitch with US size 5 needles
30 sts/36 rows = 4”/10cm in 1x1 rib, slightly stretched with US size 4 needles

A kit for the Somerset Cardigan is available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber (pattern is included).