#287 Amber Cardigan by SweaterBabe

#287 Amber Cardigan

Knitting
August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
980 - 1670 yards (896 - 1527 m)
XS (S, M/L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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A versatile and well-fitting cardigan is a piece we all need in our wardrobes. And one in a eye-catching color with a lovely cabled texture elevates this one to the top of your must-knit list!

This cardigan features staggered cables on the fronts that will keep your knitting interesting while also allowing the natural beauty of your yarn (like the color-variant one shown here) to come through.

It also has minimal seaming, as the body of this cardigan is knit in one piece from the bottom up. At the underarms, the fronts and back are finished separately to the shoulders, with short rows for a beautiful fit. Shoulders are seamed together, then the sleeves are picked up and knit down to the cuffs in rows or rounds (for no sleeve seams) with slight tapering to the cuffs.

The right and left front button bands are then picked up and knit, with a short seam at the back neck. Pockets are knit in, with a little bit of sewing to attach the pocket linings.

Cable pattern is both written out and charted. Only a basic cable twist is used throughout, making this a fairly simple stitch pattern.

FINISHED BUST MEASUREMENTS: 35 ½ (40, 45 ½, 51, 56, 61 ½)“ / 90 (101.5, 115.5, 129.5, 142, 156) cm.

TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M/L, 1X, 2X, 3X) to fit approx Bust sizes 29 ½ (34, 39 ½, 45, 50, 55 ½)“ / 75 (86.5, 100.5, 114.5, 127, 141) cm. Intended to be worn with ~5-7” / 12.5-18 cm positive ease.

PATTERN GAUGES:
 13 sts and 19 rows = 3” / 7.5 cm in St st, blocked
 22 sts = 4 “ / 10 cm and 19 rows = 3” / 7.5 cm in Staggered Cable patt, blocked

Shown in The Yarn Collective Pembroke Worsted in #101 Bumblebee Jasper from LoveCrafts. Worsted-weight substitutes listed.

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