Great Grandma Anna's Norwegian Cardigan by Sydoney Blackmore

Great Grandma Anna's Norwegian Cardigan

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Knitting
July 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1000 - 1600 yards (914 - 1463 m)
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
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Originally made circa 1910 in Norway.

This pattern is based off a sweater made by my Great Grandmother Anna Siim (maiden name Kleppe) when she was a girl. It was given to me by my Grandma Agnes in perfect condition except for a couple moth holes. I have stayed true to the way she knit the piece except for the use of circular knitting on the sleeves. In the original, there are seams up the inside of the sleeves. I expect this is because she either did not have access to circular needles, or the circular needles of the day were difficult to use. We, however, can benefit from modern plastic to create a lovely seamless sleeve. This sweater is a seamless yoke cardigan with no shaping, knit from the bottom up in stockinette stitch with stranded colorwork and 2x2 ribbing on the torso band, cuffs, and collar. A big thank you to Ann Miner of Yarn Folk in Ellensburg, WA who helped bring this pattern to reality and has inspired and supported me in my knitting endeavors. If you have the chance, please give her your patronage in-store or online @yarnfolk, #yarnfolk, and on Ravelry at YarnFolkAnn. Thank you for downloading this pattern. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Techniques Used: Knitting, Purling, Stranded Colorwork, Single Crochet and Chain, Crochet Button Holes, Sewing on Buttons, Kitchener Stitch or 3-Needle Bind-Off

Suggested Yarn Weight: Worsted

Yarn: 5-6 Skeins (1,100-1,320 yards) of Main Color, Total Equivalent of about 1 skein (220 yards) for all 4 contrast colors

Gauge: 9 stitches and 13 rows = 2 inches stockinette

Notions: US 5 double pointed and 39” circular needles*
US 7 double pointed and 39” circular needles*
G or H size crochet hook
or needle and hook sizes necessary to obtain gauge
Stitch markers
Scrap yarn
Tapestry needle
Buttons
Sewing thread and needle

Sizes: Extra Small, (Small), Medium, (Large), Extra Large
Finished Bust Measurement- 34, (36), 39, (45), 49 inches