Frederick Cardigan by Michele Wang
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Frederick Cardigan

Knitting
December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1320 - 1760 yards (1207 - 1609 m)
33.5 (43.5, 53.5)" bust circumference, buttoned

The updated, fresh, and chic Frederick Cardigan knocks the stuffiness out of the typical professorial cardigan. It features allover interlocking cables offset by plain stockinette stitch and set-in sleeves that create a sleek and sophisticated silhouette for the new-school knitter.

Difficulty Expert

Finished Size 33.5 (43.5, 53.5)“ bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43.5”; modeled with 12.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Universal Deluxe Worsted Naturals (100% wool; 220 yd/3.5 oz): #40003 musket, 6 (7, 8) skeins.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): straight. Size 6 (4 mm): 60” circular needle. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle; five 1” buttons.

Gauge 26 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Chart B patt on larger needles; 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Notes This cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up and seamed; the buttonband is picked up and worked in finishing.