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Cabled "Boyfriend" Cardigan

by Anne Hanson

An airy cardigan with styling borrowed from men’s wear is a modern ideal for the transitional seasons. Worked in Loft at a loose gauge and blocked to drape beautifully, this weightless layering piece conveys simplicity without sacrificing smart details. The tunic length, deep ribbing, and vertical rivulets of twisted stitches flatter a variety of figures. Seamed construction adds stability to the light fabric and puts the cherry on this cardigan’s professional good looks.

MATERIALS

1550 (1700, 1840, 2005) (2145, 2340, 2485) (2685, 2850, 3020) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
6 (7, 7, 8) (8, 9, 10) (10, 11, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Faded Quilt

GAUGE

22 stitches & 36 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
20-stitch panel from chart measures 3" wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking

NEEDLES

Size A (for Main Fabric):
One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One pair of straight needles and/or a 32" (or longer) circular needle*, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used. For button bands (Size B), a circular needle is required.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

35½ (38½, 41¼, 44¼) (47¼, 50, 53) (55¾, 58¾, 61¾)" circumference at bust (buttoned)
Intended Ease: +2–4"
Sample shown is size 38½" with +3" ease on model

SKILL LEVEL

3 of 5


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