Hillside Cardigan by Valerie Hobbs

Hillside Cardigan

Knitting
June 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1395 - 2120 yards (1276 - 1939 m)
34 - 52½ finished bust
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This cozy oversized cardigan has a straight silhouette and modified drop sleeves, with deep ribbed cuffs and hem. A cable rib stitch pattern with bands of reverse stockinette adds texture to the body and a striking cable collar band provides the finishing touch.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 34 (36½, 39, 41, 43½)(45½, 48, 50, 52½)“, not including overlap at bust (approx 2½”) and hips (approx 4”).
Intended to be worn with 2-4” of ease. Size shown is 39, worn with 2” of ease.
Length - 25 (25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26¼)(26¾, 26¾, 27¼, 27¼)“.

YARN: 1395 (1475, 1570, 1660, 1755)(1850, 1935, 2045, 2120) yds heavy worsted weight wool or wool blend.
Recommended yarn: Spirit Trail Fiberworks “Zalti” (100% Targhee wool; 600 yds/210 g). 3 (3, 3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4, 4) skeins. Sample shown in Lavender Fronds.

NEEDLES: U.S. size 8 (5mm) straight or circular needles.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.

OTHER: Stitch holders, removable stitch markers, extra needle for 3-needle bind off, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 19 sts/27 rows = 4” in stockinette, blocked.
21 sts/ 27 rows = 4” in stitch pattern, blocked. Cable Chart (13 sts) = 2” wide.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate. Techniques include long tail cast on, knitted cast on, 3-needle bind off, short row shoulder shaping, m1 increases, and cables. Collar Band is charted and written.

CONSTRUCTION: The fronts and back are knit separately from the bottom up and the shoulders are shaped with short rows and seamed with 3-needle bind off. Collar bands are knit along with the fronts, seamed at the center back, and attached to the back neck. Modified drop sleeves are knit flat from the bottom up and set into the armholes. The sides and underarms are seamed.

PATTERN: 9 page pdf includes written instructions, schematic, charts, and photos.

Enjoy!