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Blue Skies Cardigan

You’ll have blue skies every day in this Rocky Mountain cardigan.

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A mountain vista is worked in stranded knitting around the body on a backdrop of single-color stockinette. The embroidered details are added later. The sweater is finished with ribbed buttonbands, a shawl collar, and generous folded-back cuffs. To make the stranded knitting easier, she used a steek for the front opening. Read more about steeking in the Winter 2006 issue of Interweave Knits.
Finished Size: 33 3/4 (38, 42, 45 1/4, 49 1/2, 52 3/4)" bust circumference, buttoned. Jacket shown measures 38".
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 190 yd [174 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #M08 wild oak (MC), 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins; #M175 bronze patina (medium brown) and #M89 roasted coffee (dark brown), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s) each; #M113 oregano (dark green), #M191 kiwi (light green), #M07 sable (brownish-gray), #M51 winter blue and #M11 white frost, 1 skein each.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 19 1/2 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needles.
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 32" and 16" circulars (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular and set of 5 dpn. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders; markers (m, 2 in a different color for sleeve cap shaping); five 1 1/4" buttons; tapestry wool in matching color for attaching buttons; contrasting waste yarn; sewing machine or sharp-point sewing needle and matching thread for sewing steeks.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2006

SKU: EP1271

Author/Speaker/Editor: Katie Himmelberg

Format: eProject