Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies
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Carbeth Cardigan

Knitting
February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette back and forth and in the round
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1160 - 1960 yards (1061 - 1792 m)
37½ (41, 44½, 49, 53½, 56½, 60)in
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Carbeth Cardigan
A cropped cardigan with simple lines and a structured ribbed collar.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Buachaille (100% Scottish Wool; 110m / 120yds per 50g skein) in shade Furze; 10 (11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17) x 50g skeins

Note: Yarn held double throughout. If adding length to the body or sleeves, then more yarn will be required.

If using bulky weight yarn as a substitute, you will require the following approximate quantities: 530 (595, 630, 725, 785, 845, 895)m / 580 (651, 690, 793, 859, 925, 980)yds

Needles and notions
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of appropriate lengths for working body
Gauge-size and below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for sleeves and neck
Longer gauge-size needle for working yoke
Gauge-size dpn for working i-cord buttonholes
4 stitch markers
Waste yarn and spare needles or needle cords for holding stitches
Tapestry needle
6 buttons (2.5 cm / 1 in diameter)

Gauge
14 sts and 20 rows to 10cm / 4in over stockinette, with yarn held double, using gauge-size needle
Gauge was achieved with 6.5mm / US 10½ needle

Sizing
Finished measurement at bust (with overlapped front bands): 95 (104, 112.5, 124, 135, 143.5, 152.5)cm / 37½ (41, 44½, 49, 53½, 56½, 60)in

This cardigan is intended to be wide, cropped, and to hang bell-like from the shoulders. To fit as shown, it should be knitted with at least 10cm / 4in positive ease at the bust. Pick the size at least 10cm / 4in above your actual bust measurement, and if in doubt, select the next size up. Length can easily be added to the sweater to make it less cropped. Shown in the first size with 16.5cm / 6½in positive ease.

Special techniques
3 needle bind off; 2 stitch i-cord bind off; i-cord buttonholes; backward loop cast on

Pattern notes
The cardigan is knitted from the bottom up, and begins with an inch of rib, after which it is worked straight to the underarms (length can be added here to make the cardigan less cropped, if required). Two sleeves are worked, then body and sleeves are joined together to be worked in one piece. The yoke is shaped by decreasing stitches at an even rate from the body only, and, when the correct depth is reached, the stitch count is reduced further for the neck. Button bands are worked, then the neck rib is picked up, folded over and joined to the inside of the garment. Finally, an i-cord bind off and i-cord buttonholes add a neat finish to the front edges. Where one number is given this applies to all sizes.