Four Corners Cardigan by Andrea Cull

Four Corners Cardigan

Knitting
May 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2483 - 3820 yards (2270 - 3493 m)
34 (37.5, 40.25, 43.75, 50, 56.25)" bust circumference with fronts overlapped
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The Four Corners is the only place in the United States where four states touch—Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The Four Corners Cardigan honors the diverse cultures and desert colors that meet at this historically rich nexus. This cardigan is worked in the round and steeked; the eyelets, shawl collar, and flowing length add femininity to an otherwise rustic cardigan.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 34 (37.5, 40.25, 43.75, 50, 56.25)“ bust circumference with fronts overlapped. Cardigan shown measures 37.5”; modeled with 5.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Rowan Felted Tweed DK (50% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 25% rayon; 191 yd / 1.75 oz): #157 camel (tan; A), 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins; #154 ginger (rust; B), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #175 cinnamon (dark brown; C), 2 skeins; #192 amethyst (purple; D), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #161 avocado (light green; E), 1 skein; #158 pine (dark green; F), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s); #152 watery (teal blue; G), 1 skein; #181 mineral (yellow; H), 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skein(s). Yarn distributed by Sirdar USA.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 16” and 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Size 3 (3.25 mm): 32” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 23 sts and 31 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up through the rib, then joined and worked in the round to the underarm with a steek at the center front opening. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the yoke.