I’ve always been in love with a well-tailored jacket, and I wanted to bring that into a knitted garment. At first I had thought about having exposed seams to draw attention to the seams that make a tailored fit, but then I decided to incorporate cables. There’s just something so special about being able to work a cable in your knitting, so I chose a tightly braided cable as an accent, and the design grew from there. At first this pattern may seem a little daunting, but each section is clearly explained, plus it’s a mostly seamless design, so it’s finished before you know it!
Finished Size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown in Swans Island in 38″ and in Knit Picks in size 34”. Garment is meant to have 0 ease and be very close-fitting to the body.
Yarn Swans Island Washable Wool Merino, 100% Organic Merino Wool; 140yds/50g: Pewter, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
Yarn Knit Picks Swish DK, 100% Superwash Merino; 123yds/50g: Lost Lake Heather, 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24″ circular (cir), and straight needles. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows= 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
For a couple of years now I have been very fortunate to start having some of my designs published in other publications, but Holla Knits gave me my first start, and designing with Allyson is always a pleasure! Check out all of my knitting adventures on my blog at http://kleverknits.com I always try to post some project pics, and talk about what I’m working on next. For questions about this pattern please contact Kirsten Singer at email@example.com.