Winter Wren Cardigan by Shirley Paden
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Winter Wren Cardigan

Knitting
November 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
44 stitches and 41 rows in Diamond pattern on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
1644 - 2192 yards (1503 - 2004 m)
36 (38¼ , 40½ , 42½ )" finished bust circumference
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.

Interweave SKU: EP3148

The Winter Wren Cardigan lightens menswear-inspired small footprint colorwork patterns with feminine ruffled trimmings. An alpaca-blend yarn lends luxe drape to a swingy Empire silhouette. (Interweave)

Finished Size: 36 (38¼, 40½, 42½)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36”, modeled with 2” positive ease.

Yarn: Knit One, Crochet Too Ambrosia (70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #767 purple heather, 4 (4, 5, 5) balls; #729 lavender mist, 3 (3, 4, 4) balls; #243 soft sunrise (pink) and #841 fawn, 2 (2, 3, 3) balls each; #713 plum, 1 ball.

Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine

Needles: Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): 29” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); removable markers; stitch holders; one 1” button for sizes 40½” and 42½”; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; safety pin; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 44 sts and 41 rows = 6” in diamond patt on larger needle; 29 sts = 4” and 40 rows = 6” in trellis patt on larger needle; 29 sts and 36 rows = 4” in St st on smaller needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2010