Powelton by Meghan Babin

Powelton

Knitting
September 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork on larger needle, after blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 2100 yards (960 - 1920 m)
38 (42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” [96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157.5) cm] finished chest
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Worthy of Note
The Powelton Cardigan is a nod to iconic knitwear from the silver screen and a timeless brand from the Pacific Northwest.

The cardigan is worked in the round from the bottom up and steeked open for finishing. An optional tubular cast on is used at the hem and cuffs and the body and sleeves are worked from charts.

The sleeves are worked in the round separately and joined to the body to work the yoke. Rustic buttons complete this ruggedly handsome knit.

Slipped selvedge stitch maintained throughout button band. The button band stitches are held after the bottom ribbing is complete, and the button bands are worked after the body is finished and steeked open. The button band and shawl collar are attached as worked and the shawl collar is joined using a three needle bind off at the back neck.

Specifications
YARN
Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed (100% Merino wool; 210 yds/100 gm skein): light gray 058 (MC), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; pine 305 (CC), 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins.
GAUGE
18 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in colorwork on largest needle, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 32” (80 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
1 – set US 5 (3.75 mm) DPNs.
1 – 32” (80 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – 32” (80 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Waste yarn, size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook, locking stitch markers, tapestry needle, sharp scissors, matching thread, sharp sewing needle, 8 – 1.125” (3 cm) buttons.
SIZE
38.75 (42.5, 46, 49.5, 53, 60.25, 63.75) 99 (108, 117, 126, 135, 153, 162) cm finished bust. Cardigan is designed with 4–6” (10–15 cm) positive ease. Sample shown meas 42.5” (108 cm) modeled with 4” (10 cm) of positive ease.
SKILLS
Knitting, purling, increasing and decreasing, short rows, chart reading, steeking, mattress stitch, three-needle bind off.