Porter Light by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Porter Light

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
950 - 1900 yards (869 - 1737 m)
Finished chest measurement: 34 (37.5, 42, 45.5, 50, 55.25, 59.5)” / 86 (95, 106.5, 115.5, 127, 140, 151.5) cm Designed to be worn with approximately 2-4” / 5-10 cm of positive ease
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Oh, a classic cabled cardigan! It never goes out of style and it can be worn with nearly everything! The original Porter Cardigan was published in October 2015. It’s remained one of my best selling sweater patterns ever since. I’ve been asked time and time again for this sweater in a lighter weight yarn, and so here it is! This yarn is only slightly lighter than the original, but it makes a more flexible and lightweight fabric.

The version I’ve knit for myself is more fitted and slightly cropped- a style which I prefer for wearing with skirts and dresses. Note that 12” will be slightly cropped for many body types, so pay close attention to how long YOU would like your sweater to be, and adjust the length accordingly. Also be sure to buy more yarn!!

Body is knit from the bottom up, flat. Sleeves are knit from the bottom up in the round and joined to the body at the underarms. Raglan decreases are made through the yoke, with a slight tweak so that the cable of the arm travels all the way up the shoulder. Buttonbands are picked up for the front. Though the sample does not use a smaller needle size for the ribbing, some knitters prefer to work ribbing on a smaller needle.

Sizes
Finished chest measurement: 34 (37.5, 42, 45.5, 50, 55.25, 59.5)” / 86 (95, 106.5, 115.5, 127, 140, 151.5) cm
Designed to be worn with approximately 2-4” / 5-10 cm of positive ease

Yarn
YOTH Yarns Daughter (100% American Rambouillet & Merino wool; 330 yds per 150 g skein)
Color: Oatmeal; 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins
or 950 (975, 1100, 1450, 1530, 1735, 1900) yards DK or worsted weight yarn

Needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle; 32” / 80 cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs for sleeve

Notions
Stitch markers (both regular and removable)
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
8 buttons (or desired number)

Gauge
18 sts and 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm in moss stitch
Honeycomb Cable panel (20 sts): 3.25” / 8 cm wide