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Leitmotif Cardigan

A women's cardigan worked in beautiful lace and cable patterns and short-rows for shaping.

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This women's cardigan features beautiful lace and cable details and a unique hook-and-eye closure. Using a provisional cast-on, the jacket begins at the center back and is knit forward, using short-rows to add shaping for the arms and hips.

Finished Size: 32 (36, 41, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference, including 3" gap at center front. Cardigan shown measures 36", modeled with 2" positive ease.
Yarn: The Fibre Company Terra (40% alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk; 100 yd [91 m]/50 g): #905 acorn (green-brown), 10 (11, 13, 14, 15, 16) skeins. Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 16 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st; 19 sts and 26 rows = 4" in cable and ladder patt, relaxed; braided cable measures 1 " wide.
Needles: Body and front band size 8 (5 mm): 32" circular (cir). Sleeves size 8 (5 mm): set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); removable markers; cable needle (cn); waste yarn; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 5 sets of hook-and-eye closures.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Fall 2010

SKU: EP2642

Author/Speaker/Editor: Carol Feller

Format: eProject