Common Ground by Jessica Gore

Common Ground

Knitting
December 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in stockinette stitch, on 3.5 mm / US 4 needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1176 - 2143 yards (1075 - 1960 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 88 (97, 105.75, 112.5, 119.25, 128, 137, 145.75) cm / 34.75 (38.25, 41.75, 44.25, 47, 50.5, 54, 57.5)” - recommended to be worn with 10-12 cm / 4-4.75“ of positive ease at the bust.

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Texture for days, proportions that work incredibly well no matter which fit you prefer, and extremely thoughtful details - that sums up Jessica‘s Common Ground cardigan quite accurately, we think.

She combined a deep V-neck with an all-over stitch pattern for both the front and the back of the cardigan and close-fitting ribbed sleeves.

The top-down raglan construction makes it easy to customize body and sleeve lengths, and O-Wool‘s light grey yarn provides the perfect backdrop for all of these elements to come together in a wardrobe staple.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Finished bust circumference: 88 (97, 105.75, 112.5, 119.25, 128, 137, 145.75) cm / 34.75 (38.25, 41.75, 44.25, 47, 50.5, 54, 57.5)” - recommended to be worn with 10-12 cm / 4-4.75“ of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

O-Wool O-Wash Sport (100% machine-washable certified orga- nic Merino; 307 metres / 336 yards per 100g)

Shorter version: 1075 (1220, 1330, 1460, 1525, 1680, 1825, 1920) metres / 1176 (1334, 1455, 1597, 1668, 1837, 1996, 2100) yards

Longer version: 1100 (1250, 1365, 1495, 1560, 1715, 1865, 1960) metres / 1203 (1367, 1493, 1635, 1706, 1876, 2040, 2143) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Silver Maple. Hanna Lisa wears a size 3 with 14 cm / 5.5“ of positive ease. Verena wears a size 3 with 20.75 cm / 8.2“ of positive ease.

Needles

3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 100 cm / 40” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to ob- tain gauge) – optional for sleeve

Gauge

24.5 sts x 34 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in stockinette stitch, on 3.5 mm / US 4 needle, after blocking)
27 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in broken rib slip stitch, on 3.5 mm / US 4 needle, after blocking)
27 sts x 32 rnds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in 1x1 rib stitch, on 3.5 mm / US 4 needle, after blocking)

Measurements

Bust circumference: 88 (97, 105.75, 112.5, 119.25, 128, 137, 145.75) cm / 34.75 (38.25, 41.75, 44.25, 47, 50.5, 54, 57.5)”

Back neck width: 21.75 (22.5, 24, 25.5, 27, 28.5, 30, 31.5) cm / 8.5 (8.75, 9.5, 10, 10.75, 11.25, 11.75, 12.5)”

Side length from underarm: 41.25 (41.75, 41.75, 43, 41.25, 42.5, 43, 41.25) cm / 16.25 (16.5, 16.5, 17, 16.25, 16.75, 17, 16.25)”

Sleeve cuff circumference: 18.5 (19.25, 20.75, 21.5, 21.5, 22.25, 23, 23.75) cm / 7.25 (7.5, 8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.25)”

Upper sleeve circumference: 29 (32.5, 35.5, 37.75, 39.25, 41.5, 43.75, 46) cm / 11.5 (12.75, 14, 14.75, 15.5, 16.25, 17.25, 18)”

Sleeve length from underarm: Shorter version 47.25 cm / 18.5”, longer version 53 cm / 20.75”

Armhole depth: 19 (20.75, 20.75, 21.75, 22.75, 23.75, 24.75, 25.75) cm / 7.5 (8.25, 8.25, 8.5, 9, 9.25, 9.75, 10.25)”

Front neck drop: 20.25 cm / 8”

Total length: 60.25 (62.5, 62.5, 64.75, 64, 66.25, 67.75, 67) cm
/ 23.75 (24.5, 24.5, 25.5, 25.25, 26, 26.75, 26.5)”