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
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

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.