Slade by Michele Wang

Slade

Knitting
July 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1235 - 1820 yards (1129 - 1664 m)
37¼ (40½, 44¼, 47½, 51½, 54¾)" circumference at chest, seamed and buttoned
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“There’s something so comforting to me about seeing a man in a smoking jacket-style cardigan. I wanted to give the option of wearing the collar up, or folding it down for a shawled-collared effect. The deep ribbing at the placket keeps this cardigan casual and wearable for any occasion.” – Michele Wang


CONSTRUCTION
Garment pieces are knit flat from the bottom up and sewn together. The collar is picked up from the Front edges and Back neck edge, and worked in 2x2 Ribbing to create the placket and collar.

MATERIALS
Approximately 1235 (1345, 1465, 1580, 1680, 1820) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 12, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 g)
Photographed in color Cast Iron

GAUGE
18 stitches & 27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
27 stitches & 28 rows = 4” in 2x2 Ribbing with Size B needle, slightly stretched after blocking

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 24” (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size B (for Tubular Cast On, Ribbing, and Collar):
One 40” (or longer) circular needle three sizes smaller than Size A needle(s)
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
37¼ (40½, 44¼, 47½, 51½, 54¾)“ circumference at chest, seamed and buttoned
Sample shown is size 44¼” with +4¼“ease on model

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SKILL LEVEL
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