Product description

Like a nimble flock of shore birds, buoyant bobbles cluster amid slanting ropes of cables on the Balan cardigan. The easy drop-shoulder silhouette equally invites lingering at lazy riverside picnics and exploring waterfront weekend markets — airy woolen-spun Shelter provides a lightweight layer against errant breezes. Choose a jaunty cropped style or craft a hip-length version with pockets to tuck away the little treasures that you find on your adventures.

Designer: Emily Greene

Collection: Water's Edge

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We love Water’s Edge so much that we decided to make it even easier for you to own the whole collection!

Purchase the five-pattern bundle on brooklyntweed.com and pay $8 less than the sum of the single patterns purchased separately. The designers will still receive their full commissions and you will have filled out your library with an array of classics for your seaside sojourns.


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Balan

Cable & Bobble Cardigan

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  • Product description

    Like a nimble flock of shore birds, buoyant bobbles cluster amid slanting ropes of cables on the Balan cardigan. The easy drop-shoulder silhouette equally invites lingering at lazy riverside picnics and exploring waterfront weekend markets — airy woolen-spun Shelter provides a lightweight layer against errant breezes. Choose a jaunty cropped style or craft a hip-length version with pockets to tuck away the little treasures that you find on your adventures.

    Designer: Emily Greene

    Collection: Water's Edge

    View the Water's Edge Lookbook

    Share on social #BalanCardigan

    Bundle & Save

    We love Water’s Edge so much that we decided to make it even easier for you to own the whole collection!

    Purchase the five-pattern bundle on brooklyntweed.com and pay $8 less than the sum of the single patterns purchased separately. The designers will still receive their full commissions and you will have filled out your library with an array of classics for your seaside sojourns.


  • Pattern materials

    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Shelter – 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (140 yards/128 meters per 50 grams)

    For Version I (cropped length):

    • 12 (13, 14, 14, 15) (17, 17, 18, 19) skeins
    • Photographed in color Fossil
    • Note: The 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th sizes use almost exactly 14, 15, 17, and 18 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an additional skein due to variations in individual work.


    For Version II (hip length, with pockets):

    • 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) (20, 21, 22, 23) skeins
    • Photographed in color Snowbound
    • Note: The 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th sizes use almost exactly 20, 21, 22, and 23 skeins, respectively. You may wish to consider purchasing an additional skein due to variations in individual work.


    YARDAGE

    For Version I (cropped length):

    • 1650 (1790, 1900, 1960, 2085) (2290, 2380, 2510, 2615) yards [1509 (1637, 1737, 1792, 1907) (2094, 2176, 2295, 2391) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn


    For Version II (hip length, with pockets):

    • 2055 (2215, 2350, 2445, 2575) (2800, 2940, 3080, 3220) yards [1879 (2025, 2149, 2236, 2355) (2560, 2688, 2816, 2944) meters] of worsted weight wool yarn


    Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.


  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The fronts, back and sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up and sewn together.
    • Sizes 3–9 have a modified drop-shoulder silhouette with some underarm shaping, while Sizes 1 and 2 have a more typical drop-shoulder shape.
    • The front bands and collar are worked from stitches picked up along the neckline edge and are shaped with Short Rows: German Method.
    • The pattern includes two versions — a cropped version (Version I) and a hip-length version with pockets (Version II). Unless specified for a single version, pattern instructions apply to both versions.
    • Version II has interior pocket linings that are knit separately and then joined to the upper fronts. Ribbed pocket edgings are worked from held live stitches below the pocket opening.


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

    • 41½ (44¾, 49¼, 53¼, 56½) (61¼, 64½, 68½, 73¼)" [105.5 (113.5, 125, 135.5, 143.5) (155.5, 164, 174, 186) cm] circumference at chest (with fronts overlapping by 1½”/4 cm)
    • Version I sample shown is size 2, cropped with 10½-12½”/26.5-32 cm positive ease on models
    • Version II sample shown in size 1, hip length with 5½"/14 cm positive ease on model


    GAUGE

    • 19 stitches & 29 rows = 4”/10 cm in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
    • 18½ stitches & 38 rows = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
    • One 29-stitch panel from Bobble Panel measures 5¼”/13.5 cm wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric)

    • One pair of straight needles or a 32”/80 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

    Size B (for Collar and Pocket Edgings)

    • One 32”/80 cm circular needle, one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)
  • Techniques

    Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

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