Jet Stream Cardigan by Donna Estin

Jet Stream Cardigan

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Checkerboard Mesh patt; 17 sts of Border chart = 3" wide.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1620 - 2880 yards (1481 - 2633 m)
16½ (17¾, 20, 21¾, 24, 26¼)" back width at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 16½" on model with a 32" bust.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The Jet Stream Cardigan is an elegant lace piece with an intriguing silhouette—perfect for spring layering. The body is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeves are worked fl at from the bottom up.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 16½ (17¾, 20, 21¾, 24, 26¼)“ back width at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 16½” on model with a 32” bust.

Yarn Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort (80% fine western Targhee wool, 20% organic cotton; 180 yd (165 m)/2 oz (57 g)): weathered green, 9 (10, 12, 13, 15, 16) skeins.

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

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; one ¾ “ button.

Gauge 18 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Checkerboard Mesh patt; 17 sts of Border chart = 3” wide.

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NOTES

  • This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarm, and then the fronts and back are worked separately. The sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up.

  • During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work each decrease with its companion yarnover, work the remaining stitch in stockinette instead.

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