Swanpool Cardigan by Sue Stratford

Swanpool Cardigan

Knitting
February 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 1250 yards (777 - 1143 m)
34 inches - 48 inches
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Swanpool is a fitted cardigan worked from the top down with mock cables which run from the neck rib. The yoke shapings are worked either side of these cables which end to give an interesting shape to the top of the garment. Worked in reverse stocking stitch, the mock cable pattern provides a false seam under the sleeves and down the sides of the body, ending with a cable detail at the bottom edge

Sizing
To fit bust: 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48) ins, 87 (91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122) cm
Actual finished size: 36 (38, 40, 42, 433/4, 453/4, 48, 50) ins, 91 (97, 102, 107, 111, 116, 122, 127) cm

Yarn: ‘Viola’ by John Arbon Textiles
(100% organically farmed Merino; 250m per 100g skein)
shown in shade ‘Shepherds Warning’ 4(4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) x 100g skeins
Or
of DK yarn which knits to tension. If you would like to lengthen the body and/or sleeves it would be a good idea to buy another hank of yarn.

Needles
One circular needle (circ) in size 3.5mm (US 4)
One circular needle in size 4mm (US 6)
One set of double-pointed needles in size 3.5mm (US 4)
One set of double-pointed needles in size 4mm (US 6)
Sleeves can either be worked on double-pointed needles or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round.

You will also need stitch markers, waste yarn to hold the sleeve stitches whilst working the body and a darning needle
7 buttons approximately 1.5cm in diameter