James Cardigan by Michele Wang
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James Cardigan

Knitting
December 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in rev St st on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1560 - 2080 yards (1426 - 1902 m)
44 (47.5, 52, 56, 60.5)" bust circumference

The James Cardigan is an unexpected, hip, and ultimately timeless knit suitable for all ages and body types. The rich and luxurious tweed-blend yarn, unusual cables, and long silhouette allow for versatile and fun styling. This sweater is worked in pieces from the bottom up and seamed with set-in sleeves for a tailored fit.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 44 (47.5, 52, 56, 60.5)” bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 47.5”; modeled with 14.5” of positive ease.

Yarn Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 104 yd/1.75 oz): #120 ash, 15 (16, 18, 19, 20) skeins.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): straight. Size 6 (4 mm): 60” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” in rev St st on larger needles; 18 sts of left and right cable charts = 3” wide.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up in pieces and seamed.