Heartwood Cardigan by Donna Estin

Heartwood Cardigan

Knitting
January 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st.
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1233 - 2329 yards (1127 - 2130 m)
31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)" circumference at underarm.
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Created using a 100% flax yarn, the earthy Heartwood Cardigan combines lace patterns for a delicate look. The lower edge of this cardigan is worked in three separate pieces, then the pieces are joined and the body is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarm.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 31 (35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)“ circumference at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 39”; modeled with 4” of positive ease.

Yarn Fibra Natura Flax (100% linen; 137 yd 125 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #12 Tarragon, 9 (11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Needles Size 2½ (3 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; 6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7) ¾“ buttons; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 36 rows = 4” in St st.

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NOTES

  • The lower edge of this cardigan is worked in three separate pieces, then the pieces are joined and the body is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarm, where the work is divided for working the fronts and back separately. The sleeves are worked from the bottom up in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.

  • A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

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