Twisted Vine Cardigan
This sweater fits great, worn loose or wrapped. It’s knit in mostly stockinette stitch, with a wide cable running up each front side, and a narrow random cable and tiny ruffle rambling up the sides and around the back of the neck.
The ruffle is done in reverse stockinette and uses tiny short rows. There are darts front and back for shaping. Lovely cable decreases shape sleeve caps, armholes and front neckline. Shoulders are shaped using short rows.
This pattern has been recently rewritten and reformated to incude a wider range of sizes and a more modern shape - narrower shoulders, a longer length, and sleeves that taper to the ends instead of a bell. Charts have also been color-coded for easier readability.
Finished Sweater Sizes:32 (34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 40” worn with 4” ease on a 36” dress form.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight - 225 m/246 yd) in Nirvana (merino cashmere), Eden (merino), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoopn (merino tweed): 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10) 50-gm skeins. Shown in Nirvana charcoal.
Needles & Notions: Size US 4 (3.5 mm) needles, cable needle or double-pointed needle, markers, tapestry needle.
Techniques used: Reading charts, cables, cable decreases, short rows.
Pattern includes:Written instructions, vine cable patterns in charted format only, schematic, glossary.