Olive Street Cardigan by Nancy Eiseman
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Olive Street Cardigan

Knitting
January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1068 - 1819 yards (977 - 1663 m)
Bust finished garment: 34.75 (37.25, 41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.25, 57.5) inches/88.5 (94.5, 106, 116, 126.5, 135.5, 146) cm
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For several years I have wanted to make a garter stitch cardigan. I adore garter stitch! It is easy to work, dense and warm, with an appealing, classic, hand-knit look. The increases used in this cardigan are barely visible giving the garter stitch an uninterrupted surface over the entire sweater.

The shape is simple and classic to match the stitch. The notched neck is echoed in the back bottom rib border giving the classic shape subtle modern details.

The cardigan is worked top down, all in one piece. The front bands and neck bands are picked up and worked at the end.

Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
Bust finished garment: 34.75 (37.25, 41.75, 45.75, 49.75, 53.25, 57.5) inches/88.5 (94.5, 106, 116, 126.5, 135.5, 146) cm. Size S is shown on model in photo with 3 inches/7.5 cm of positive ease at bust. The sweater is intended to be worn with 1 to 5 inches/2.5 to 12 cm of positive ease.

Gauge:
19 sts x 40 rounds/rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch, with larger needles.

Yarn:
The Fibre Co., Cumbria; 100 g, 238 yds/218 m, 90% Wool, 10% mohair, Windermere, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins
Or use any similar worsted weight yarn that achieves gauge: 1068 (1142, 1277, 1378, 1510, 1674, 1819) yds/977 (1044, 1168, 1260, 1381, 1531, 1663) m.

Needles:
Size 7 (4.5mm) and Size 6 (4mm): 32-inch/80 cm circular and set of 4 double-pointed needles for sleeves (or use Magic Loop method for sleeves).

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions:
11 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12) stitch markers, tapestry needle, 8 buttons (5/8inch/16mm)