Pente
Pente
Pente
Pente
Pente
Pente
Pente

Pente

Striped Drape-Front Cardigan

by Carol Feller

An airy fabric of Loft knit on the bias creates a beautifully draping coat to wear open or smartly belted. Cleverly spaced narrow stripes emphasize the bias construction, flatter the figure, and allow for myriad color effects from subtle tone on tone to playful melding of brights, from dramatic high contrast pairings to subtly shifting gradients. Pente is knit from the bottom up with a folded hem; short rows shape the shoulders and sleeves, which are cast on at the underarm and joined along the top with an exposed bind-off to provide stability and highlight the construction.

MATERIALS

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
1200 (1350, 1480, 1620, 1780, 1950, 2050, 2380) yards Color 1 (C1)
450 (510, 550, 600, 660, 720, 770, 890) yards Color 2 (C2)
Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins C1 and 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins C2
Photographed in colors Stormcloud (C1) and Faded Quilt (C2)

GAUGE

23 stitches & 34 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, after blocking

NEEDLES

Two 40" circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 4)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

32 (36, 39, 41, 45, 48, 50, 57)" circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to match back width)
Intended Ease: +2-3"
Sample shown is size 36" with +" ease on model

SKILL LEVEL

4 of 5

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