Zihua Cardigan by Joann Rogers

Zihua Cardigan

Knitting
July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1450 - 2300 yards (1326 - 2103 m)
Finished chest measurement: 31 (33.75, 36.5, 38.75, 41.5, 45.25, 48, 50.75)"
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The Zihua (ZEE-wha) Cardigan is named for Zihuatanejo, Mexico, a fishing village near Ixtapa on Mexico’s west coast. Locals call it Zihua. I had a wonderful time there in January this year, designing and knitting this sweater under mangrove trees on the beach.

The cardigan features a tall collar and wide, overlapping fronts with reversible chevron panels. Snuggle in with the collar up or wear it folded over and let the fronts drape open--either way the chevron panels look great! Chevron details adorn the back and cuffs too.

Berroco’s Cotton/Alpaca blend Maya provides for beautiful drape and comfort. Zihua is knit in pieces from the botttom up and seamed.

Zihua is modeled here in size 38 3/4” with 4 1/2” positive ease.

Estimated yardage by size 1450 (1550, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2050, 2175, 2300)

Skeins of Maya by size 11 (12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

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