Beacon Fire Cardigan by Vicki Square

Beacon Fire Cardigan

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st; 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" in Wave patt.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1295 - 1665 yards (1184 - 1522 m)
20 (22½, 24½, 26½)" back width. Cardigan shown measures 20" on model with 33" bust.
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The Beacon Fire Cardigan’s striking dropped-stitch motif grows and fades like signal-fire smoke on the horizon. This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The back is worked top-down, and the fronts are worked side-to-side.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 20 (22½, 24½, 26½)“ back width. Cardigan shown
measures 20” on model with 33” bust.

Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Mojave (60% cotton, 40% linen; 185 yd 169 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #402 Prussian blue (MC), 6 (7, 8, 8) skeins; #046 smoke gray (CC), 1 skein.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st; 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Wave patt.

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Notes

  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The back is worked top-down, the fronts are worked side to side, and the sleeves are worked bottom-up. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • Work selvage stitches in stockinette stitch.

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