Moth Cardigan by Amy Christoffers

Moth Cardigan

July 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Fisherman's Rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1300 - 1500 yards (1189 - 1372 m)
Sized to fit a 30–40 (35–50, 50–65)" bust.
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Finished Measurements
Sized to fit a 30–40 (35–50, 50–65)“ bust.

20 (22, 24)“ across back at underarm

29” from right front cast on to right neck edge.

Shown on a 36” chest

The sizing is generous and the fronts do not meet at the center. The middle size fits nearly everybody, of any shape, or size. But not everyone likes the same amount of ease and so this is available in 3 sizes.

The Moth is constructed in two pieces and worked with an allover Fisherman’s rib. It begins at the right front hem, which is shaped with short rows. The sides are shaped with increases, then stitches are cast on for the sleeves. Beginning with the sleeve back, increases are worked to produce a biased fabric. The work flows over the shoulder to the back the back is worked on the bias.

The Left and right halves are joined down the center back with an exposed 3-needle bind off. Stitches for the back hem are picked up and worked down and the front/neck edge is finished with an applied I-cord.

The sleeve edges do not require finishing but if you preferred to have a longer sleeve, a 1x1 rib cuff could be added.

All instructions for the left and right halves are written out. There are no charts. The schematic and the work are marked with points 1f (front), 2f, 3f, 3b (back), 2b, 1b to make it easier to match points for seaming the sides.

1300 (1400, 1500) yards Sport weight yarn.
Shown in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (100% super wash merino wool, 200yd 183m/57g) 7 (7, 8) skeins ‘Titanium’

US 5/3.75mm: circular or straight needle
US 3/3.25mm: circular or straight needle

Notions required
6 removable stitch markers, tapestry needle

22 stitches x 38 rows = 4” in Fisherman’s Rib on larger needles
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge

After the marker 2b the next increase section should be
Increase row (RS): K1, M1R, work to the end of the row—1 stitch increased. Repeat the increase row every 4th row 4 times more
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