West Coast Cardigan by Jane Richmond
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West Coast Cardigan

Knitting
September 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (in colourwork pattern)
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
623 - 1063 yards (570 - 972 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in bust
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West Coast Cardigan


Knit from the top down in one piece, the West Coast cardigan features raglan shaping, flattering set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar, and a zipper closure. Bands of stranded colourwork knit up quickly using Briggs and Little Country Roving—a 5 strand lightweight pencil roving that creates a surprisingly lofty fabric. Extensive charts are accompanied by written instructions, schematics, and helpful links to guide you along the way. Instructions are provided in an easy to follow fill-in-the-blank format.

The West Coast Cardigan was inspired, in respectful admiration, by the Cowichan Sweaters that are abundant on Vancouver Island and are a tradition of the Coast Salish people. This sweater is not a real Cowichan sweater, only inspired by this traditional style.

BONUS: Feeling creative? Use this pattern as a jumping off point into your own custom colourwork adventure by using the bonus blank charts provided with this pattern!

Yarn
Briggs and Little Country Roving (100% wool, 155yds/142m per 227g/8oz cake) in Medium Brown #27 (MC) and Black #16 (CC) OR other super bulky weight yarn

Yards Required (MC) 446 (483, 509, 530, 553, 589, 612, 653, 667, 737, 762)
Yards Required (CC) 177 (191, 201, 210, 219, 233, 242, 258, 264, 291, 301)

Meters Required (MC) 406 (440, 463, 482, 503, 536, 556, 594, 606, 670, 693)
Meters Required (CC) 161 (174, 183, 191, 199, 212, 220, 235, 240, 265, 274)

Needles
8mm/US11 circular needle, 40in
8mm/US11 dpns or long circ for magic loop
9mm/US13 circular needle, 40in
9mm/US13 dpns or long circ for magic loop

Notions
Stitch markers (4)
Waste yarn
Yarn needle
Separating zipper, 22in/55cm (or length to fit front opening)
Sewing needle, pins, and thread

Gauge
9 sts and 12 rows = 4in/10cm in pattern on larger needles (blocked)

Sizes
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in
76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm

Finished Measurements
35 (38.75, 40.5, 42.25, 44, 45.75, 47.5, 49.25, 51, 54.75, 56.5) in bust
89 (98.5, 103, 107.5, 112, 116, 120.5, 125, 129.5, 139, 143.5) cm bust