Stranger Cardigan by michiyo

Stranger Cardigan

by michiyo
December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1170 - 1735 yards (1070 - 1586 m)
41 (44¾, 49, 52¾, 58¼)" finished circumference at chest
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“This cozy wrap cardigan is worked with no shaping, being merely the combination of five rectangles. The finished garment can be worn two ways: as a drop shoulder cardigan with a stole-like collar, or flip it upside down for a short bolero with a dramatic shawl collar. The design is intended to give the wearer several different styling options – I hope you enjoy it.”− Michiyo

Each Front is worked with patterned cables. The Fronts are joined together in the center back, using a Joinery Bind Off. Stitches are then picked up along the center of the joined front panels and worked downwards for the Back. Next, stitches are picked up in the corners of the join between the Front and Back pieces and the Sleeves are worked downwards. Finally, the Side and Sleeve seams are sewn.

Approximately 1170 (1290, 1415, 1540, 1735) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt

Working Gauge: 18 stitches & 25½ rows = 4” in stockinette stitch; measured over unblocked fabric
25 stitches & 25½ rows = 4” in Cable patterns from Chart; measured over unblocked fabric

Finished Gauge: 17½ stitches & 25½ rows = 4” in stockinette stitch; measured over relaxed fabric after blocking
22 stitches & 25½ rows = 4” in Cable patterns from Chart; measured over relaxed fabric after blocking

7-stitch Panel from Cable Panel A measures 1¼“ wide
21-stitch Panel from Cable Panel B measures 3¾” wide

Gauge Needle: One pair of straight needles or one 32” long circular needle for Body, in size needed to obtain gauge listed, spare needle for Joinery Bind Off
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

41 (44¾, 49, 52¾, 58¼)“ finished circumference at chest
Length at Center Back: 31 (32, 33½, 34½, 36)”
Dimensions may vary when garment is worn upside down
Sample shown is 41” with +9” of ease on model

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Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.