Cambridge Cardigan by Linda Marveng

Cambridge Cardigan

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1725 - 2760 yards (1577 - 2524 m)
34.25 (37.75, 40.25, 43.75, 49.75, 52.25)" bust circumference
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The Cambridge Cardigan is the quintessential collegiate cardigan. Inspired by Scottish tartans, this preppy, oversized cardigan is ready for a chilly library, reading on the quad, or a beer at the local pub. The body of this project is worked in the round and steeked at the center and armholes.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 34.25 (37.75, 40.25, 43.75, 49.75, 52.25)“ bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 43.75”; modeled with 11.75” of positive ease.

Yarn Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool; 115 yd / 7/8 oz): #243 storm (gray-green; MC), 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins; #122 granite (light gray; CC1), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins; #576 cinnamon (pink; CC2), 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

Needles Size 2.5 (3 mm): 16”, 32”, and 40” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; tapestry needle; nine 5/8” buttons.

Gauge 24 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 24 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up through the hem, then joined and worked in the round, with steeks at the center front and armhole openings. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.

Duplicate stitch or Crochet slip stitch note:
The sample is worked with duplicate stitch on the center two boxes on the back and five boxes closest to the opening on each front while the original plan was to do it all over hence the pattern text specifies all. So you knit the center stitch of the pattern repeat with the MC and then either use duplicate stitch or slip stitch/crochet with CC2 above it.

Cambridge Cardigan KAL in Linda Marveng Group

ERRATA: Chart: White box is knit with MC, green box is knit with CC1.
On rounds 4 and 5 knit center st with MC, then duplicate st with CC2.