Two-Tie Striped Cardigan
Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Summer 2005: “A ribbed pattern worked in five sunny colors makes a close-fitting, breezy cardigan. The front edges are finished with a simple rolled edging, and knitted ties eliminate the need to measure and plan for buttonholes. As you work the stripes, take the time to carry the yarns not in use up the selvedge edge. Though carrying takes a little patience, in the long run you’ll be glad you made the effort - when it’s time to weave in the ends, you’ll only have a few to deal with.”
Finished Size: 30½ (33, 35½, 38, 41, 43, 46)” (77.5 84, 90, 96.5, 104, 109, 117 cm) bust/chest circumference, unstretched.
Yarn: Reynolds Saucy sport (100% mercerized cotton; 123 yd 112.5 m/50 g): #545 coral reef (A), 3 balls (all sizes); #63 parakeet (B), #811 faded gold (C), #125 Persimmon (D), #558 sage (E), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls each.
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holder; markers (m); tapestry needle.
Note: Carry colors not in use along the side of the work, twisting them at color changes.