Elm cardigan by Jo Storie

Elm cardigan

Knitting
July 2012
Alpaca Loft’s 100% Baby Alpaca
DK (11 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in cable and rib pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1984 - 2480 yards (1814 - 2268 m)
Sizes available - Chest: Size 1 - 81-86cm (32-34 in); Size 2 - 92-97cm (36-38in); Size 3 - 102-107cm (40-42in)
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Ladies cable scarfneck cardigan

This drape cardigan in a simple cable and wide rib pattern has added luxury when worked in baby Alpaca yarn. Very simple in its construction the focus is on the softness of the yarn and its natural drape.” - Jo Storie

Knitted measurements approx:
Chest:

Size 1 - 84cm (33in)
Size 2 - 100cm (39½in)
Size 3 - 116cm (45½in)

Length:
Size 1 - 51cm (20in)
Size 2 - 53 cm (21in)
Size 3 - 57cm (22in)

Amount of yarn
Yardage per size (approx):

Size 1 - 16 x 50g balls - 1808m / 1984yds
Size 2 - 18 x 50g balls - 2034m / 2232yds
Size 3 - 20 x 50g balls - 2260m / 2480yds

Note: A 50g ball = 113m/124 yds

Ability: Easy

Skills required:
• You will need to be able to work a classic cable and rib.

Materials required - you will need:

• one pair of 3¾mm (US5) straight needles
• a cable needle and a tapestry needle for sewing up
• row counters and stitch markers.

Tension
• 27.5 sts x 30 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) worked in cable and rib pattern using 3¾mm (US 5) needles.
• equivalent in st st 22 sts x 18 rows using 3¾mm (US 5) needles.