Fennel Cardigan by Jessie McKitrick

Fennel Cardigan

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in St st; 28 sts and 34 rows = 4" in Cable patt; one 8-st cable panel = 1¼" wide.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
2214 - 3075 yards (2024 - 2812 m)
40 (43¾, 48¼, 52½, 55¾)" circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43¾"; modeled with 3¾" of positive ease.

The Fennel Cardigan combines classic worsted-weight wool, simple cables, pockets, and a buttonband to create a timeless V-neck cardigan. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed. The pockets are roomy enough to hold sundry necessities.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished Size 40 (43¾, 48¼, 52½, 55¾)“ circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43¾”; modeled with 3¾“ of positive ease.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok (100% highland wool; 123 yd (112 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): #1305 October sky, 18 (19, 21, 23, 25) skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 60” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); waste yarn; tapestry needle; seven 1” buttons.

Gauge 22 sts and 34 rnds = 4” in St st; 28 sts and 34 rows = 4” in Cable patt; one 8-st cable panel = 1¼“ wide.

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NOTES

  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • When working the sleeve increases, use M1 or M1P as necessary to maintain pattern.