Wayfarer by Celia McAdam Cahill
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August 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1400 - 2000 yards (1280 - 1829 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Zip-front cardigans were a popular look in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly for men, but are not as common anymore. That seems strange, as zip fronts are an attractive closure style with a lot of applications, such as half-zip necks, plus the added benefit of not gapping like buttons do in more fitted applications. My personal theory about the reduced popularity of zip fronts is that people don’t sew as commonly as they did in the past and find the prospect of putting in a zipper somewhat mystifying. It really isn’t hard if you know just a few simple steps covered in my accompanying article, “How to Install a Zipper the Right Way.” You must be a member of TKGA to see this article. Go to TKGA.org for more information.
I designed this cardigan to show off the best characteristics of a zip front, to emphasize the vertical lines, and to look good whether zipped or unzipped.