Prescott DK Cardigan by Mary Annarella

Prescott DK Cardigan

April 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
575 - 1150 yards (526 - 1052 m)
29(32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)" finished bust
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Small typo: The line near the bottom of page 3 should read:

Next row (WS): k4, sm B, p all sts to next marker B, k4.

This pattern is the DK version of the Prescott Cardigan (fingeringweight). I’ve set up a promotion (no code needed!) that takes $4 off the cost of the second pattern if you buy the other (you don’t have to buy both at the same time, either, so past purchases do count)!

Worked from the shoulders-down, the set-in sleeves of Prescott DK are created simultaneously with the upper bodice in a technique originally described by Barbara Walker. A photo tutorial is included with the pattern to illustrate and help you along with the technique.

The button plackets are worked along with the bodice, and allow you to place as many or as few buttons wherever you like without having to plan ahead. You can skip buttons altogether, and lace it up with a matching ribbon instead. Shaping to the waist is accomplished along princess “seams” to allow for maximum customization. There is very little hip shaping, however, since the floral lace hem stretches quite a bit to fit. See “Some Thoughts About Fit” section of the pattern for advice on how to adapt the shaping to your own fit preferences.

Finished bust measurements: 29.2(31.6, 34.8, 38, 41.3, 43.6, 47.2, 49.6)” require:
2(2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Wollmeise DK (437 yds/100g), or approximately
575(630, 700, 770, 850, 925, 1025, 1150) yards of DK or light worsted weight yarn.

Prescott DK is a part of Lyrical Knits’ Quabbin Series that takes inspiration from the four central Massachusetts towns that were disincorporated in the 1930s to make way for the Quabbin Reservoir. The town of Prescott was a small farming community on a ridge above the western edge of the Swift River Valley. Apples were a main crop, and one can still see the occasional remains of an orchard in the Prescott region of the Quabbin’s watershed. The floral rib pattern of this cardigan reminded me of the apple blossoms that still grace this landscape.