Puissant Cardigan by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

Puissant Cardigan

Knitting
June 2019
both are used in this pattern
Lace ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1755 - 3670 yards (1605 - 3356 m)
Finished Chest Measurements: 36.5 (39.5, 44, 47.25, 52, 55.5, 60.5, 65, 68.75)” / 92.5 (100.5, 112, 120, 132, 141, 154, 165, 174.5) cm intended to be worn with 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm of positive ease
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When one of my dearest and oldest friends asked me to make her a sweater for her wedding I said “of course!” Together we chose a yarn and designed her wedding sweater. This sweater is a spin off of that one. It uses a lighter weight yarn held double – mohair for some luscious-ness! It also features a slimmer fit and button up front, cropped length and a hem line that is longer in the back. It would have been equally gorgeous for her wedding, but instead is a perfect cardigan to wear with sweaters, dresses or high waisted pants. You might also try sizing up and/or knitting extra length for a more traditional length or even an oversized fit.

Construction begins by casting on at the shoulders. Short rows are worked to shape the shoulders while working the lace panels. Decreases are made along the arm edge to slant the sleeve for a more flattering fit. Stitches are then picked up along the shoulders for the fronts. Increases are made at the center fronts to create a V neck. At the underarm, stitches are cast on and the fronts and backs joined, and worked together from the armhole to bottom hem. Stitches for the sleeve are picked up and worked in the round. The buttonband is picked up last and worked in garter stitch.

Sizes
Finished Chest Measurements: 36.5 (39.5, 44, 47.25, 52, 55.5, 60.5, 65, 68.75)” / 92.5 (100.5, 112, 120, 132, 141, 154, 165, 174.5) cm
intended to be worn with 4-6 inches / 10-15 cm of positive ease

Yarn
Held Double
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (60% Kid Mohair, 40% silk; 330 yds / 300m; 25g)
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Shibui Pebble (48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino, 16% Cashmere; 224 yds / 205 m; 25g)
Shown in Deep Water

Or
1755 (1930, 2180, 2464, 2665, 3010, 3245, 3475, 3670) yds lace weight yarn held double
Or
880 (965, 1090, 1235, 1330, 1505, 1620, 1736, 1835) yds fingering or sport weight yarn held single

Needles
One US 3 (3.25 mm) 24” / 60 cm or 32” / 80 cm circular needle
or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch (after blocking)

Tools
stitch markers
tapestry needle
waste yarn or stitch holders