Shoreline Textured Cardigan by Marie Greene

Shoreline Textured Cardigan

Knitting
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette (with largest needles)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1034 - 1761 yards (945 - 1610 m)
30/32, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48, 50/52" bust
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Shoreline’s graphic structure comes from a unique—and highly addictive!— stitch pattern called granite stitch. I love what this interesting texture does to reinforce the fabric, making it ideal for an open-front cardigan. Even in this wool/cotton/silk blend—which might otherwise grow beyond your expectations over time—granite stitch keeps your stitches where you want them. Perfect for walks along the coastline or curling up with a good book— I’ve done both in this sweater with much success.

Shoreline is an open-front cardigan that alternates versatile stockinette with nubby horizontal lines of granite stitch. It is worked flat from top to bottom, with the wide front band/neckline picked up and worked afterward for stability and structure.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yardage: 1034 yards (1149, 1276, 1404, 1572, 1761) (945 m 1051,
1167, 1284, 1437, 1610
)

Needle Sizes:
U.S. size 6/4 mm (24–32” 60–80 cm) circular needle (body)
U.S. size 5/3.75 mm (24–32” 60– 80 cm) circular needle (lower body
ribbing)
U.S. size 6/4 mm (12” 30 cm) circular needle or DPN (sleeves)
U.S. size 4/3.5 mm (24–32” 60–80 cm) circular needle (front band/neck ribbing)
U.S. size 4/3.5 mm (12” 30 cm) circular needle or DPN (sleeve cuff)
Note: Use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.