Fairfield by Sarah Cooke

Fairfield

Knitting
March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
950 - 1650 yards (869 - 1509 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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Fairfield is a long open front cardigan with a beautiful lace panel on the back and convenient pockets on the front. It is worked from the top down with raglan shaping for the sleeves and a-line shaping for the body. Both charted and written instructions are included for the lace pattern.

Sizes: XS(S, M, L, XL, XXL)

Finished Bust Measurements: 30(34, 38, 42, 46, 50) inches / 76(86, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm (Based on twice the back width at underarm)

It is intended to be worn with approx. 0-2 inches / 0-5 cm positive ease. Choose a size up to 2 inches / 5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Shown in size S with no ease.

Skills Required:
Increases and decreases
Knit in the round
Pick up stitches

Yarn:
Worsted weight yarn 100g/220 yd skein x 5(5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins

Approx. 950(1050, 1200, 1350, 1500, 1650) yards / 870(960, 1100, 1230, 1370, 1510) m

Needles & Notions:
US 6 (4mm) circular needle (at least 32” / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
US 8 (5mm) circular needle (at least 32” / 80 cm long) and set of double pointed needles
Yarn needle
4 stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn

Construction:
Stitches are cast on for the yoke which is worked flat and shaped with raglan increases. Stitches are set aside for the sleeves and the body is worked down in one piece with shaping. The sleeve stitches are placed onto dpns and knit down in the round. Finally stitches are picked up to work the front band.