Salida Cardigan by Lars Rains

Salida Cardigan

Knitting
May 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1400 - 2000 yards (1280 - 1829 m)
35.25 (39, 42.75, 47.5, 51.25, 56.75)" chest circumference, buttoned
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The word “salida” is Spanish for “exit.” Surrounded by mountain ranges, nestled in a natural bowl that keeps the climate temperate, Salida, Colorado, is a secluded gem of Southwestern culture. The Salida Cardigan captures the atmosphere of Salida in its bold geometric colorwork yoke that’s balanced by the simple singlecolor body. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces and then seamed.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 35.25 (39, 42.75, 47.5, 51.25, 56.75)“ chest circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 42.75”; modeled with 4.75” of positive ease.

Yarn Harrisville Designs Highland (100% virgin wool; 200 yd / 3.5 oz): #33 midnight blue (MC), 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins; #46 oatmeal (CC1) and #04 gold (CC2), 1 skein each.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 32” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; six 1” buttons.

Gauge 17 sts and 24 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle; 19 sts and 20 rows = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.