Gaius by Merri Fromm


June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1275 - 2040 yards (1166 - 1865 m)
S(M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Chest, buttoned: 39.75(43, 47.75, 51, 55.75, 59, 63.75, 67) inches / 101(109, 121.5, 129.5, 141.5, 150, 162, 170) cm
Shoulder to hem length: 23.25(25.25, 26.25, 27.25, 28.25, 29.25, 29.25, 30.25) inches / 59(64, 66.5, 69, 72, 74.5, 74.5, 77) cm

Gaius appreciates good design and fine materials: he selected this delicious yarn during a trip to Edinburgh Yarn Festival and we purchased it from John Arbon himself. The DK weight is perfect for those who might get too warm with a heavier weight yarn.

My goal was to create a garment worthy of the fiber, with classic gentlemanly features. After more than 20 years of marriage, I think I am totally safe from the Sweater Curse* in designing and knitting a sweater for my husband.

This cardigan is knit flat from the bottom up and seamed for sturdy structure. For smooth and snug shoulder caps, set-in sleeve stitches are picked up at the armholes and worked top down. An easy to work Barbara Walker pattern with fun twisted stitches decorates the fronts and back.

The “sweater curse” is a term used by knitters to describe the belief that if a knitter makes a hand-knit sweater for a significant other, it will lead to the recipient breaking up with the knitter before that sweater has been completed.*