Midding by Renée Callahan


May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
1150 - 1915 yards (1052 - 1751 m)
Bust 82 (92, 101, 120, 130, 145) cm/32 (36, 40, 47, 51, 57) inches
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MIDDING is the feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it — hovering on the perimeter of a camp fire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front — feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.

Some projects suggest a kind of sweet nostalgia. Midding is a project like that. A classic cardigan shape, with long, fitted sleeves, a straight body, and panels of open cables. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up, with raglan shaping in the yoke, and i-cord finishing at the neck and button bands.

Midding requires DK weight in approximately
450 (505, 555, 605, 700, 750) g/
1050 (1175, 1295, 1410, 1630, 1750) metres/
1150 (1285, 1415, 1540, 1785, 1915) yards

The cardigan is designed to be worn with 10–15 cm/ 4–6 inches of positive ease. I am modelling the size M and have a 91 cm/36 inch bust.