Potomac Worsted by Devin Ventre

Potomac Worsted

Knitting
August 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked flat
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1130 - 2100 yards (1033 - 1920 m)
1 (2,3,4) [5, 6, 7, 8]
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This pattern is available from knittymcpurly.com for $7.00.

A simple cardigan and a very relaxing knit in worsted weight yarn with no wasted steps. Your swatches become your pockets! This versatile cardigan is an easy go-to for every outfit when you need a little more warmth.

The Potomac Cardigan is a classic design with patch pockets, worked from the top down in stockinette stitch, reverse stockinette in the sleeves (worked inside out!) 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 heavier weight sweater is perfect for pairing with your favorite shawl on a fall day!

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7, 8

To Fit Bust Sizes: 32/34 (36/38, 40/42, 44/46) 48/50, 52/54, 56/58, 60/62” / 81.5/86.5 (91.5/96.5, 101.5/106.5, 112/117) 122/127, 132/137, 142/147.5, 152.5/157.5 cm

Finished Sleeve Circumference: 12.75 (13.75, 14, 15) 16.5, 17.5, 18, 18.75” / 32.5 (35, 35.5, 38) 42, 44.5, 45.5, 47.5 cm

Finished Bust Circumference: 30 (34, 39.25, 43) 46.75, 49.75, 52, 55.75” / 76 (86.5, 99.5, 109) 118.5, 126.5, 132, 141.5 cm

How to Choose a Size
This sweater is meant to be worn open, so choose your size based primarily on the recommended Bust Sizes. It also has somewhat fitted sleeves, so also take the Finished Sleeve Circumference into account.

Shown in size 2 on a 36”/91.5 cm bust and 12”/30.5 cm arm circumference, and worn open here with 0.75”/2 cm of ease in the upper arm.

Gauge
17 sts/24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch worked flat (Use your pockets as your gauge swatches!)

Yarn Requirements
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/128 meters) 50 grams
Shown in Woodsmoke

or another worsted weight wool

1130 (1320, 1470, 1610) 1780, 1880, 2020, 2100 yds / 1033 (1207, 1344, 1472) 1628, 1719, 1847, 1920 m or 9 (10, 11, 12) 13, 14, 15, 15 skeins

Materials
Highlighter or pen to mark directions for your size
24” or 32” US7/4.5mm circular needle for main sweater body, pockets, ribbing and front bands
DPNs (set of 4 or 5) US7/4.5mm for sleeves
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Scrap yarn

Note: Many testers reported needing to go up a needle size or two! If you are a tight knitter, you might start with a larger needle.