Tremont Hooded Cardigan by Angela Hahn

Tremont Hooded Cardigan

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1160 - 1850 yards (1061 - 1692 m)
Garment body/bust circumference with front cabled bands overlapped: 31½ (35¾, 40, 44, 47½, 51¾)"/80 (90.5, 101.5, 112, 120.5, 131.5) cm
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Unusual plaited cables add interest to this raglan cardigan, edging the fronts and running up the sleeves to the top of the shaped hood. The reverse side of the cables is also attractive, and is displayed when the hood is worn down, at the transition from fronts to hood.

Difficulty
Intermediate to advanced: Skills include working in the round, cable knitting, reading cable chart, picking up stitches, a technique for shaping the hood which is similar to a seamless saddle shoulder, and Three-Needle Bind-Off for underarms and top of hood. Optional: grafting (for underarms).

Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)
(All measurements are garment, not body dimensions)
Body circumference: 31½ (35¾, 40, 44, 47½, 51¾)“/80 (90.5, 101.5, 112, 120.5, 131.5) cm; Length: 23 (23, 23, 25¼, 25¼, 25¼)”/58.5 (58.5, 58.5, 64.5, 64.5, 64.5) cm; Upper arm circumference: 13 (13¼, 14¼, 15, 16¾, 18½)“/33 (34, 36, 38, 42.5, 47) cm

Materials
Yarn
#4 Medium (worsted) weight, 1160 (1270, 1370, 1580, 1690, 1850) yd/1065 (1165, 1255, 1450, 1550, 1700) m. Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yd/128 m to 1.75 oz/50 g), color Faded Quilt, 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.
Needles US 7/4.5 mm: 24-47” circular needle, depending on selected garment size, for body and hood; set of double-pointed needles (dpn) for sleeves. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch markers; stitch holders; cable needle; tapestry needle. Optional: 5 buttons, approximately 1”/2.5 cm in diameter; snaps (see Notes).

Gauge
19 sts and 27 rnds to 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Measure gauge on blocked swatch.

Notes
Body is worked flat, without waist shaping. Sleeves are worked in the round from the bottom up to the armholes. After body and sleeves are joined, yoke is worked flat, with seamless raglan shaping. Top of hood is shaped initially with decreases, and then with a method similar to working a seamless saddle shoulder, in which stitches from the left and right sides of the hood are worked together with stitches at each end of center hood rows.
Instructions for cable stitch patterns are given in chart form.

Buttons (optional): Rather than creating buttonholes in the cabled bands, the holes left by cable crosses may be used as buttonholes. This allows two further options for buttons:
Option 1: Buttons may be sewn to the right side of one cabled band.
Option 2: Two different buttons may be joined by a shank and one button passed through both bands, using the holes left by cable crosses. This avoids having buttons sewn to the cabled band, and allows either button to be displayed on the right side of the cardigan.
If using Option 1 or Option 2, choose smooth, rounded buttons and take care when passing them through the holes in the cabled band.
Option 3: Snap closures with or without decorative buttons: Buttons may be sewn to the right side of one cabled band and snaps to the right side of the opposite band, with the other halves of the snaps sewn to the wrong side of the button band, directly under the buttons. This option is recommended if using irregularly shaped buttons.

Customizing Fit
Since cables run from hem to top of hood, change body length only in increments of 16 rows (one repeat of cable pattern). Sleeve length may be changed in increments of 8 rows (half repeat of cable pattern). Sleeve decrease frequency may need to be adjusted if changing sleeve length.

This cardigan is the third of three patterns named after streets in Boston’s South End; the first is the Clarendon Hat and the second is the Appleton Pullover.