Sheep Station Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke / Caterpillar Knits

Sheep Station Cardigan

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Broken rib patt
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1280 - 1792 yards (1170 - 1639 m)
35.5 (39.75, 44.25, 48.5, 53, 57.25, 61.5)” bust circumference, buttoned
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Lady Mary Anne Barker wrote vividly of her adventures in New Zealand, which included learning to cook and dealing with highly variable weather. She would have enjoyed facing these challenges in this comfortable, pretty cardigan. A soft 3-ply wool highlights simple lace edgings and broken rib.

DESIGNER Kristen TenDyke

DIFFICULTY Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE 35.5 (39.75, 44.25, 48.5, 53, 57.25, 61.5)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 39.75”; modeled with 4.75” of positive ease.

YARN Brown Sheep Company Prairie Spun DK (100% wool; 256 yd / 3.5 oz): #DK70 ash hollow, 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.

NEEDLES Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32″ circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; seven 5/8″ buttons.

GAUGE 22 sts and 35 rows = 4″ in Broken rib patt.

NOTES The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm. The sleeves are worked separately in the round, then the sleeves and body are joined to work the yoke. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.