Normandale by Norah Gaughan

Normandale

Knitting
January 2020
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic Pattern using MC and C1, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1640 - 2555 yards (1500 - 2336 m)
45¾ (50, 53¾, 58, 61¾, 66)" [116 (127, 136.5, 147.5, 157, 167.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest (with front bands overlapping)
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Worked in both chunky weight Quarry and DK weight Arbor yarns, the Normandale cardigan is a feat in design ingenuity. Knit flat in one piece to the underarms, each row of the main body is worked using just one color with stitches of the other color slipped along the way to create a nubbly mosaic motif reminiscent of Portland’s many bridges. Slightly sloping shoulders and no body shaping make Normandale an excellent cardigan for wearers of any gender. A shawl collar worked in brioche stitch adds extra oomph to this standout design.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment are charted only.


Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (200 yards/100 grams)

  • 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of MC

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/50 grams)

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins of C1

Photographed in colors Moonstone (MC) and Heron (C1), Sandstone (MC) and Humpback (C1)

Yardage

  • 1040 (1135, 1265, 1375, 1520, 1620) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn
  • 600 (660, 730, 795, 880, 935) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 19 stitches & 31 rows = 4” in Mosaic Pattern using MC and C1, after blocking

Needles

  • One 32” circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5mm (US 7)

Finished Dimensions

  • 45¾ (50, 53¾, 58, 61¾, 66)“ [116 (127, 136.5, 147.5, 157, 167.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest (with front bands overlapping)
  • Moonstone sample shown in size 45¾“ [116 cm] with 8¼” [21 cm] ease on model
  • Sandstone sample shown in size 50” [127 cm] with 16” [40.5 cm] ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Rib Cabled Cast On
  • Short Rows: German Method
  • Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

4 out of 5: Adventurous Intermediate