Fleet Cardigan by Jennifer Dassau

Fleet Cardigan

June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Seed st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 1325 yards (640 - 1212 m)
30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
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Originally published in Knitscene, the Fleet Cardigan is now available in my Ravelry and Payhip stores as an indie pattern download in my usual style and format, with vastly expanded sizing and new photography.

Everyday, everyway … this topdown seamless raglan cardigan is perfect for so many outfits and situations. The cropped and boxy body hits at the high hip to pair well with a dress or high waisted pant, and the roomy full sleeves layer nicely while still being anchored with fitted ribbing at the cuffs. Highly textured seed stitch and a ribbed lapel & collar finished with a rolled edge elevate the style; wear it as a basic or a special sweater every day.

Construction: The Fleet Cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down in allover textured seed stitch, using raglan construction with a compound rate of increase to ensure a proper fit for all sizes. Stitches are cast on at the neckline, then fronts, back & sleeves are worked to the bottom of the armhole. Increases are made on fronts, back and sleeves every RS row initially, then on fronts and back every RS row and sleeves every other RS row until the correct armscye depth is reached for each size. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold while the lower body is worked without shaping to the ribbed hem. Long, full sleeves are then continued to the matching ribbed cuffs. Stitches are picked up along the front edges and neckline, and worked in single rib with a rolled stockinette edge, ending above the hem.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, backwards loop CO, raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, working in the round, picking up stitches.

Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)” bust; sample shown in sixth size worn with 5” positive ease.

Yarn: HiKoo by Skacel Simpliworsted (55% merino wool, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 140 yards/128m/100g), shown in #051 Raffi; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, or approximately 700 (750, 800, 850, 900, 950, 1000, 1050, 1125, 1225, 1325) yards of aran weight wool or wool blend yarn.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 8 (5mm) 60” circular needle for ribbed edging; Stitch markers (8); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows/4” in seed stitch, after blocking.

Thank you to the team at Interweave!