Augusta by Kephren Pritchett


July 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles, see notes
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1420 - 2414 yards (1298 - 2207 m)
18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)" wide at back hip; Cardigan shown measures 20"
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This cocoon style cardigan is built like a warm hug. With an elaborate cable at the back and a generous shawl collar in front, it is perfect for wrapping up in on chilly autumn mornings. The modular construction means you only have to focus on one element of the pattern at a time.

This cardigan is worked mostly in the modular fashion. First the back cable is worked from the bottom up. The sides are worked by picking up stitches from the sides of the cable panel and working outward toward the sleeve cuffs. Stitches for the ribbed lower edging are picked up from the body and worked downward. Stitches for the collar are worked from held cable panel stitches and picked up from the body, then worked outward.

Originally published in Interweave Knits, Fall 2016, this updated version includes written directions as well as charts.

Finished Size 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)“ wide at back hip. Cardigan shown measures 20”.

Yarn Woolfolk Får (100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino wool; 142 yd 130 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #6 parchment, 10 (11, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.

Gauge 18 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle; 57 sts of cable panel =7½“ wide.


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