Potomac by Devin Ventre

Potomac

Knitting
July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 35.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1490 - 2770 yards (1362 - 2533 m)
XS (S, M, L) [XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL]
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $7.00 USD buy it now

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” -Madeleine Albright

This pattern can be found in issue four of Nomadic Knits, which is available to purchase in print through our website and at select local yarn shops, or as a digital download through Ravelry (click the e-book link above).

The Potomac Cardigan is a classic long cardigan with patch pockets, worked from the top down in stockinette stitch, with sleeves in reverse stockinette, which are worked inside out to avoid miles of purling, and raglan shaping. This cardigan is meant to be worn open, which allows it to have more movement with less fabric in the front. The swatch becomes a pocket!

Sizes: XS (S, M, L) XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL; to fit bust sizes 30/32 (34/36, 38/40, 42/44) 46/48, 50/52, 54/56, 58/60. Designed to be worn open or slightly overlapped. See schematic below for detailed measurements.

Needles: US3/ 3.25mm needles, or size needed for gauge: 24”/60cm or 32”/80cm circulars for main sweater body, pockets, ribbing and front bands; DPNs or short circulars for sleeves.

Gauge: 25.5 sts and 35.5 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Yarn: fingering weight: 1490 (1740, 1940, 2130) 2320, 2420, 2590, 2770 yards/ 1362 (1591, 1774, 1948) 2121, 2213, 2368, 2533 meters; or 4 (5, 5, 6) 6, 7, 7, 7 skeins.

Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn.

Sample knit in: Havirland Yarns Pax Sock (80% Merino, 20% Nylon; 400 yards/100g) in Lost After Dark.

Schematic Measurements:
A: Bust circumference (incl bands) 29.75 (34.5, 39.75, 43) 47, 49.5, 52.25, 54.5” / 74.5 (86, 99.5, 107.5) 117.5, 123.5, 131, 136.5cm.
B: Hip circumference (incl bands) 32 (37.5, 43.25, 46.25) 50, 52, 55.75, 59.5” / 80 (94, 108, 116) 125.5, 130, 139.5, 149cm.
C: Back width 15.25 (18, 20.5, 22) 23.75, 24.75, 26.25, 27.25” / 38.5 (44.5, 51, 55) 59.5, 62, 66, 69cm.
D: Yoke depth 9 (9.5, 10.25, 11) 11.75, 12.25, 13, 13.25” / 23 (24, 26, 28) 30, 31, 33, 33.5cm.
E: Sweater length 29.5 (30, 30.75, 31.5) 32.25, 32.75, 33.5, 33.75” / 75 (76, 78, 80) 82, 83, 85, 86cm.
F: Upper sleeve circumference 12 (12.75, 13.5, 15.75) 16.25, 17.25, 18, 18.75” / 30 (32, 33.5, 39)41, 43, 44.5, 47cm.
G: Cuff circumference 9.5 (9.5, 10, 10) 10.75, 10.75, 12, 12” / 23.5 (23.5, 25, 25)26.5, 26.5, 30, 30cm.
H: Front width (excl bands) 5.25 (6.25, 7.75, 8.5) 9.5, 10.25, 11, 11.5” / 13 (15.5, 19, 21) 24, 26, 27.5, 29cm.
I: Front band width 2” / 5cm.
J: Pocket length 6.5 (6.5, 6.5, 6.5) 7, 7, 7, 7” / 16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 16.5) 18, 18, 18, 18cm.
K: Pocket width 5.25 (5.25, 5.25, 5.25) 6, 6, 6, 6” / 13.25 (13.25, 13.25, 13.25) 15, 15, 15, 15cm.
L: Bottom band length 3.5” / 9cm.
M: Cuff length 3” / 7.5cm.
N: Sleeve length 20 (20, 20, 20) 20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5” / 50.5 (50.5, 50.5, 50.5) 52, 52, 52, 52cm.

Follow us on Instagram @nomadicknits to see where our adventures will take us next!