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Big Collar Cardigan

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This designer has a soft spot for the textured "ribbed" pattern stitch used in this cardigan. Years ago, her mother used the pattern to crochet a cardigan for her brother. But the pattern appealed to Norah for other reasons as well: Its ridged surface resembles knitted fabric in look and drape, and it's an easy pattern to work once you get used to it. The asymmetric closure and oversized collar give the sweater a retro edge, and the soft wool/cotton yarn makes it comfortable to wear in any season.
Finished Size: 40 (44, 48, 52)" (101.5 [112, 122, 132] cm) bust/chest circumference, fastened. Sweater shown measures 40" (101.5 cm).
Yarn: Goddess Yarns Ellen (55% cotton, 45% wool; 81 yd [74 m]/50 g): #503 olive, 24 (27, 30, 34) balls.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in relief rib stitch.
Needles: Hooks: Size K/10 1/2 (6.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; one 2" (5-cm) tapered oval button.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Fall 2004

SKU: EP0802

Author/Speaker/Editor: Norah Gaughan

Format: eProject