Three Season Cardigan by Wool & Pine

Three Season Cardigan

Knitting
August 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
see pattern for full gauge information
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
790 - 1720 yards (722 - 1573 m)
40 (43.5, 46.5, 49, 53.5, 58, 62, 65, 70, 75)"
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The classic cable-knit sweater goes from closet staple to statement piece in our latest pattern, Three Season Cardigan. With it’s variations of texture, open weave worsted lace, richly braided cables and a fresh, easily customizable semi-cropped silhouette, it’s perfect for layering over your favorite dresses and high-waisted jeans for a versatile slow-fashion boost to your wardrobe this Fall, Winter and Spring!

Three Season Cardigan is our most advanced pattern yet, suitable for intermediate to advanced garment knitters. While the textured stitches, lace and cables are relatively straightforward, the pattern requires a knowledge of reading charts as they will not be transcribed for this pattern.

However, thorough written directions, schematics and video tutorials are included for ease of construction. The pattern also includes in-depth tutorials for the special techniques featured in Three Season Cardigan such as provisional cast-on, joining shoulders and adding buttonholes.

Construction Overview: The body of the Three Season Cardi is worked flat, with sleeves knit in the round. The back shoulder pieces are knit separately, then joined together across the back of the neck. The remainder of the back panel is knit following a chart (including an armscye for sizes 4-10), and concludes with a ribbed 2x2 hem.

The front panels are then picked up from the shoulder stitches and knit flat, following charts that create a beautiful vneck, (note sizes 5-10 include an armscye). The front panels also conclude with a ribbed 2x2 hem. From here the sides are seamed using the mattress stitch, preparing armholes.

Starting at the right bottom hem, pick up and knit button band and collar, including buttonholes as shown in tutorial. Following the collar, pick up and knit stitches for the sleeves (worked in the round). Following the chart you finish off the sleeves with a cozy 1x1 ribbing.

Techniques used:
video tutorial included
Reading charts
Knitting cables

Knitting lace
Mattress stitch
Provisional cast on*
Knitting flat and in the round Faux sewn bind off
Buttonholes*

Video Tutorials:
Cables without a cable needle
Construction Overview
Joining Shoulders
Faux Sewn Bind Off
One Row Buttonholes

Needle Size: US8 (or to meet gauge) along with one size smaller (for ribbing) and one size larger (for sleeves) than needle used to meet gauge for main sweater body.

Gauge: See pattern for complete gauge information & a special chart for swatching

Sizing: Visit woolandpine.com to watch a video on customizing your cardigan and choosing the right size along with a schematic with complete sizing info.

Choose a size with 5-9” positive ease measured at your full bust compared to measurement A) Width when buttoned.

As a Vneck cardigan this sweater will fit nicely across your bust with more ease through the body. If you choose a size smaller than the recommended ease you may have issues with the fit of your armholes, shoulders and sleeves.

A) Width when buttoned: 40 (43.5, 46.5, 49, 53.5)(58, 62, 65, 70, 75)“ 103 (110, 118, 125, 136)(147, 157, 165, 178, 190) cm

Yarn: Worsted

We recommend a tonal solid in a blend of worsted cotton and wool blend for a garment that is warm yet lighter on the body compared to a 100% Worsted weight wool, note the weight of the recommended yarns below along with the extended description of said yarn to inform your yarn purchase. Furthermore, check out our tester’s project pages for more yarn recommendations in various fibers. 100% Merino Worsted is also very lovely here!

Cascade Cantata 70% Cotton / 30% Merino Wool · Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) · Approx: 218 yds (200 m)

Cascade Yarns Cantata has an interesting construction of a cotton tube with superwash Merino wool fibers blown inside. The tube construction makes the yarn airy and lofty, and the fiber content works great for transitional sweaters. Textured stitches and cables will pop with Cantata.

Concept Cotton - Merino by Katia 70% Cotton/ 30% Wool 50g/115yds

Katia Cotton-Merino has a fiber-filled net construction which gives it a rounded strand and unique visual texture that carries over beautifully into the finished fabric. Cotton-Merino is a light, downy, worsted weight yarn in a blend of cotton and Merino wool that lends a lovely halo and gentle softness to your finished cardigan.

If looking for an alternative to these two options with a similar look, try searching for a “blow yarn” which has the same fiber blown tube construction as to the yarns mentioned above but with different fibers. Two such examples are Drops Air or Hobbii Divina.

Handdyed worsted 100% wool also looks very lovely, see our tester’s pages for more options!

Yardage: Yardages listed include swatching and are for a cropped body. If you are planning to extend the body we recommend purchasing extra yarn.

790 (900,960, 1020, 1120)(1240, 1360, 1460, 1580, 1720) yards

722 (825, 880, 935, 1024)(1134, 1244, 1335, 1445, 1573) meters

Buttons: We recommend x4 1” buttons, however, the buttonhole technique included with the pattern allows for easy adaptation to any size button you wish!

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Errata - patterns downloaded before Aug 27, 2022

Sizes - (-, -, -, -)(-, -, 8, 9, 10): 

Section 2: Left back shoulder: • Row 7: K2, k1, yo, SSK, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, SSK - (-, -, -, -)(-, -, 2, 3, 3) times, k1, SSK, yo, k1, p2, k- (-, -, -, -)(-, -, 13, 13, 17), p2, 1/2 RC, k1, CO3. • Row 8: K1, p6, k2, ptwist - (-, -, -, -)(-, -, 6, 6, 8) times, p1 k2, P to end of row.