Strathearn Cardigan by Littletheorem

Strathearn Cardigan

Knitting
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1280 - 3040 yards (1170 - 2780 m)
To fit bust 30-32, (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60)”/75-80 (85-90, 95-100, 105-110, 115-120, 125-130, 135-140, 145-150) cm
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A gorgeous cardigan with a cosy garter stitch shawl front and an intricate cabled design. Slipped, twisted stitches in the cables are designed to look great in colourful sock yarn. It’s a top down, totally seamless cardigan. Both written instructions and charts are given for all the cable patterns, and it has instructions for 8 sizes to fit a 75 – 150 cm/30 – 60” bust.

Strathearn is the broad valley which the river Earn runs through in Highland Perthshire. It’s a beautiful part of Scotland which we visit often, and this cardigan was designed during a long weekend in a cosy old cottage tucked away in a forest near the banks of the river Earn.

Suggested Yarn: Rusty Ferret Yarns Doll
Colourway: Blanket (75% Merino Wool, 25% nylon) 425 m/464 yds per 100 g
1180 (1320, 1600, 1760, 2070, 2250, 2600, 2790) m
1280 (1440, 1750, 1920, 2260, 2450, 2840, 3040) yds

Dimensions (Metric):
To fit bust 75-80 (85-90, 95-100, 105-110, 115-120, 125-130, 135-140, 145-150) cm
Across back armpit to armpit: 40 (45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75) cm
Length Armpit to Hem: 40 (40, 42.5, 42.5, 45, 45, 47.5, 47.5) cm
Upper sleeve circumference: 30 (32.5, 35, 37.5, 40, 44, 46, 49) cm
Sleeve Length: 45 (45, 45, 45, 45, 45, 45, 45) cm

Dimensions (Imperial):
To fit bust 30-32, (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52, 54-56, 58-60)”
Across back armpit to armpit: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30)”
Length Armpit to Hem: 16 (16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19)
Upper sleeve circumference: 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17 ½, 19, 19½)”
Sleeve Length: 18 (18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18)”

Needles: One 3.5 mm/US 4 75 cm/30” circular needle or as required to achieve correct gauge, plus one 4 mm/US 6 75 cm/30” circular needle, and four 3.5 mm/US 4 dpns if you prefer not to use magic loop.

Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm/4” in reverse stocking stitch after blocking. Please note that gauge over cable pattern is significantly different due to slipped sts, the length of one repeat of the cable patterns should be approx. 10 cm/4” long.

Extras: Tapestry needle for weaving in loose ends, 12 removable stitch markers, a spare circular needle for holding stitches, cable needle.

Huge thanks to my tech editor alittlebitsheepish and to test knitters pretendiminvisibl, arbortwist, jjuneknits and tkann13!