Hydrangea Cardigan by Jennifer Owens

Hydrangea Cardigan

Knitting
January 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needle.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1480 - 2220 yards (1353 - 2030 m)
32¼ (36¼, 40¼, 44¼, 48¼, 52¼)" circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 36¼"; modeled with 2¼" of positive ease.

Cable-stitch patterns resembling flower petals create the lively fabric of the Hydrangea Cardigan. The sweater is worked back and forth from the bottom up to the underarm, and then the fronts, back, and sleeves are worked separately and seamed. Set-in sleeves, matching buttons, and wool-mohair yarn give this sweater a vintage vibe.

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Yarn Weight 2

Finished Size 32¼ (36¼, 40¼, 44¼, 48¼, 52¼)“ circumference at underarm, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 36¼”; modeled with 2¼“ of positive ease.

Yarn Kelbourne Woolens Andorra (60% merino wool, 20% highland wool, 20% mohair; 185 yd (169 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): #446 haint blue, 8 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.

Needles Sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Cable needle (cn); stitch holders; eight ½“ buttons; tapestry needle.

Gauge 28 sts and 32 rows = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

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NOTES

  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece to the armholes, and then the fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

  • When working the armhole and sleeve shaping, work decreases and increases in pattern.