The Whiteness of the Whale by Ann Weaver
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The Whiteness of the Whale

October 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1500 - 2450 yards (1372 - 2240 m)
32 to 52 inch bust
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Errata for early versions:
Instructions for Back, under Left Shoulder:
At step 9, the total stitch count should be 87 (93, 101, 105, 107, 111).
After step 9, all total stitch counts will be 2 stitches greater than is stated in the pattern. All instructions are correct.
For Size 2, under Shape Waist, step 11, place markers to indicate Lower Edge Cables as follows (these are JUST the numbers for the second size, with changes in bold):
p9, pm, p12, pm, p9, sm, work Cable Chart at est, sm p9, pm, p12, pm, p9.

To clarify armhole shaping for fronts:
Under Shape Front Neck for the Left Front and Buttonholes for the Right Front, add:
5. At the same time, shape armhole and lower body as follows when piece measures 6.75 (6.25, 6.5, 6.25, 6.5, 6.5) inches, ending with a WS row.

“Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics; what but their smooth, flaky whiteness makes them the transcendent horrors they are?”
Moby-Dick, “The Whiteness of the Whale”

A cardigan intended to capture a bit of the unearthly quality of Moby-Dick, the white whale.

The fronts and back of this cardigan are worked in pieces from the top down, then seamed to give the garment structure. The sleeves are worked flat from the cuff to the cap. After the cardigan is assembled, a simple garter stitch edging is picked up and worked along the fronts and neck.