Old Speck Cardigan by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Old Speck Cardigan

Knitting
December 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
405 - 2280 yards (370 - 2085 m)
24.5 (26.25, 28, 29, 30.75) [35, 38.75, 43, 46.75, 51, 54.75]” / 62 (66.5, 71, 73.5, 78) [89, 98.5, 109, 118.5, 129.5, 139] cm chest measurement; Sweater is designed to be worn with approximately (0” / 0 cm) [2-4” / 5-10 cm] of positive ease.
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Errata available: threadandladle.com

Erratta: Row 2 of Broken Rib should read:

Row 2: P1,P3, k1; repeat from * to last 4 sts, p4.*

When it comes to knitting for my loved ones, my children and my husband especially, I find simplicity is best. The garments I make my children get well loved and well worn. They jump into leaf piles, get sprinkled with sand and poked with sticks. Old Speck is a timeless cardigan that can go anywhere, and hopefully, stick around for the next generation to enjoy too.

Sizes
24.5 (26.25, 28, 29, 30.75) 35, 38.75, 43, 46.75, 51, 54.75” / 62 (66.5, 71, 73.5, 78) 89, 98.5, 109, 118.5, 129.5, 139 cm chest measurement;
Sweater is designed to be worn with approximately (0” / 0 cm) 2-4” /
5-10 cm
of positive ease.

Yarn
405 (485, 560, 675, 775, 1215) 1420, 1620, 1840, 2050, 2280 yds / 371 (445, 510, 615, 710, 1111) 1296, 1482, 1684, 1875, 2086 cm of worsted weight yarn

Adult size 43” / 109 cm pictured in
Bartlett Yarns 2 Ply (100% wool; 210 yds / 192 m per 4 oz skein)
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 6) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 skeins in Mountain Green

Child size 26.25” / 66.5 cm pictured in
Swans Island All American Wool Alpaca Worsted (75% Rambouillet
wool, 25% USA Alpaca; 210 yds / 192 m per 80g skein)
2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 6) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 skeins in Flagstone

Needles
US size 8/5 mm circular, 24-32” / 60-80 cm length
US size 8/5 mm DPNs
or size to obtain gauge

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Tapestry needle
4 (4, 4, 4, 4) 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 buttons, ¾” or 19 mm size

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rows to 4” / 10 cm in broken rib stitch, after blocking