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
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

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.