VIDJE by Kristin Ford
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VIDJE

Knitting
October 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Honeycomb patt on larger needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1730 - 2595 yards (1582 - 2373 m)
To fit bust 29 (34, 39, 44)"
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Traditional top down saddle shoulder construction for this cardigan is used in a novel way to create this elegant cardigan. A variety of cabled aran stitch patterns are used to embellish while shaping the silhouette. Twisted ribbed trim adorning the neckline, facings and hems, hidden pockets and oversized fit make this an all season jacket that can be dressed up or down.

SIZES
To fit bust 29 (34, 39, 44)”

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
35 (40, 45, 50)” bust circumference

YARN
Woolfolk Tov (100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®, 173 yds / 158 m per 100 g skein)
10 (11, 13, 15) skeins in color no. T00

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 7 (4.5 mm) circulars, 24” or longer and 16” long
Set of size 7 (4.5 mm) dpns
Size 6 (4 mm) circular, any length
Stitch markers
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders

GAUGE
26 sts and 25 rows = 4” in Honeycomb patt on larger needles, blocked
18 sts and 29 rows = 4” in Seed St on larger needles, blocked
24 center sts of Saddle = 3” wide on larger needles, blocked

NOTES
Cardigan is worked from the top down with a traditional saddle drop shoulder construction.

The back lattice cable panel calls for cable crossings on both right and wrong side rows. Don’t panic; the pattern is very regular and easier to follow than it looks at first glance, and the wrong-side crossings are all basic 2 over 2 cables.

Note that some of the other charts begin on a right side row, and some begin on a wrong side row, but only the back panel has cable crossings on the wrong side.