Walnut by Pam Allen

Walnut

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette stitch with largest needles, after wet blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1200 - 1920 yards (1097 - 1756 m)
35¼ (38, 41, 43¾, 46½, 49½, 52¼, 55)" [89.5 (96.5, 104, 111, 118, 125.5, 132.5, 139.5) cm] bust circumference
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Walnut is such a classic cardigan—crew neck, buttons, pockets, long sleeves. And yet, Pam has added just a few details that update the garment to current tastes in knitting and wearing: We love the reverse stockinette stitch in the body, the deep half-brioche split hem with deeper length at the back, the exposed seam along the shoulders, and the modified dolman/drop shoulder construction found throughout the collection that provides an easy fit. Perfection!

Shown in size 38” / 96.5 cm on a 32” / 81.5 cm, 5’10” / 178 cm tall model (6” / 15 cm positive ease)

yarn
owl / sokoke 304
10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins

needles
24” circular in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
32” circular in sizes US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm
set dpns in sizes US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm

gauge
17 sts and 24 rows = 4” 10 cm in reverse stockinette stitch with largest needles, after wet blocking
15 sts and 36 rows = 4” 10 cm in half brioche stitch with middle-sized needles, after wet blocking

skills required
Long-tail cast on, brioche, yarnover short rows, three-needle bind off (links/illustrated tutorials provided); increasing, decreasing, working small circumferences in the round.