Belloguardo Cardigan by Maria Leigh

Belloguardo Cardigan

Knitting
December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Broken K2, P2 Rib.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
2013 - 2562 yards (1841 - 2343 m)
35¾ (39½, 42¾, 46½, 50)" circumference at underarm, buttoned.

The Belloguardo Cardgian is an avant-garde interpretation of a traditional monk’s cloak with a dramatic oversized hood and billowing side wings. The shape of this cardigan is engineered with a sturdy broken-rib stitch that adds texture and interest to the fabric. The cardigan is worked from the bottom up, starting with each wide peplum.

DIFFICULTY Intermediate
FINISHED SIZE 35¾ (39½, 42¾, 46½, 50)“ circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 39½”; modeled with 5½“ of positive ease.
YARN Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed (100% pure new wool; 183 yd / 3½ oz): #895 dark khaki, 11 (12, 13, 14, 14) skeins. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
YARNWEIGHT 4
NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the cor¬rect gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); stitch holders; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; spare 32” cir needle in size 6 (4 mm) or smaller for tu¬bular CO and BO; twelve 1” buttons; waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 18 sts and 27 rows = 4” in Broken K2, P2 Rib.