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Stonecutters Cardigan

Knitting
September 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch (please see notes)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1300 - 1690 yards (1189 - 1545 m)
To fit about a 34, 36, 38, 40, 43, 45, 47” bust (please see notes)
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A riff on the traditional, a cabled cardigan inspired by Vermont granite and by the late 19th/early 20th century stone carvings done by the Craftsmen in Central Vermont. The cardigan is hip length with a fitted saddle shoulders, waist shaping and generously overlapped fronts for that perfect mix of tailored fit and a laid back, comfortable style.

Finished Measurements

Total circumference is 39 ½, 41 ½, 43 ½, 45 ½,48 ½, 50 ½, 52 ½” around, closed.

To fit about a 34/35, 36/37, 38/39, 40/41, 43/44, 45/46, 47/48” bust.
Sample measures 34/35” and is worn with 0 ease

Materials

Berroco Blackstone Tweed
65% wool, 25% mohair, 10% angora; 130yd/119m per 50g skein Ancient Mariner 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13 skeins

Needles

Body & Sleeves:
24” US 7/4.5mm circular
4 US 7/4.5mm dpn

Edging:
24” US 5/3.75mm circular
4 US 5/3.75mm dpn

Notions required

Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, 6x 1” snaps.

Gauge

16 sts x 25 rows= 4” in Granite Stitch on larger needles

18 sts x 25 rows= 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Construction Notes

The body and sleeves are worked from the bottom up. The body is worked in one piece to the underarms then fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. The shoulders are joined with Saddle Shoulders and the sleeve caps are sewn into place. The front bands are worked separately and sewn into place.