Product description

This stunning open-front cardigan is a tour de force of design, with reversible twisted-stitch cables that look equally handsome on both sides of the fabric. For knitters who love a puzzle, Intersect is worked one piece at a time, with stitches for the next section picked up and knit in a new direction. An extra-thorough construction diagram guides you through this unusual garment, identifying each piece and showing how it fits with the others. The skirt flares flatteringly at the hips and the fronts drape and swing beautifully as you move. The result is a sweater to treasure, arresting in bold colors or quietly lovely in pale neutrals.

Designer: Norah Gaughan

Collection: Winter 2016

 

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Intersect

Reversible-Cable Cardigan

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  • Product description

    This stunning open-front cardigan is a tour de force of design, with reversible twisted-stitch cables that look equally handsome on both sides of the fabric. For knitters who love a puzzle, Intersect is worked one piece at a time, with stitches for the next section picked up and knit in a new direction. An extra-thorough construction diagram guides you through this unusual garment, identifying each piece and showing how it fits with the others. The skirt flares flatteringly at the hips and the fronts drape and swing beautifully as you move. The result is a sweater to treasure, arresting in bold colors or quietly lovely in pale neutrals.

    Designer: Norah Gaughan

    Collection: Winter 2016

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • 2025 (2265, 2525, 2790, 3085, 3405) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


    YARN

    • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Snowbound


  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The back yoke piece is worked first, from side to side. The back collar stand is then picked up from the center of one side edge of the back yoke piece and worked bottom up. The back stitches are picked up from the other side edge of the yoke piece and worked top down to the underarm, then placed on hold. Next, one front is picked up from the side of the back collar stand, and the collar section is worked first. Stitches are cast on for the shoulder and the front is worked top down to the underarm, then placed on hold. This process is repeated for the other front. The back and both fronts are then joined and worked in one piece from the underarm to the waist. At this point, the back stitches are bound off and the fronts are shaped separately, leaving only the collar stitches when shaping is complete. These collar stitches are placed on hold. The center back strip is picked up from the center of the bound-off back stitches, then worked top down to the hem and bound off. Next, each skirt piece is picked up from the side of the center back strip and worked outwards. The left and right skirt pieces are then joined to each set of held front stitches and worked in one piece, then bound off. The sleeves are knit circularly from the bottom up, with the cap worked flat, then sewn into the armholes.


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    SIZES 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    • 15¾ (18, 20¼, 22¼, 24½, 26¾)” back width at chest
    • Sized to fit approximate chest sizes 30–32 (34–36, 38–40, 42–44, 46–48, 50–52)”
    • Sample shown is size 18″ back width on model with 35″ chest

    Note: The sizing is given as the width of the back; the fronts will drape when worn and therefore the total circumference of the garment is variable.

    Need help picking a size? See our resource page on Selecting a Sweater Size 101.


    GAUGE

    • 22 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
    • 28 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in Chart B, C, or D pattern, after blocking
    • 22-stitch panel from Chart A measures approximately 2½” wide, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauges listed
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

    *32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g. sleeves).


    Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.


  • Techniques

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

    • Cabled Cast On
    • Rib Cabled Cast On
    • Sloped Bind Off


  • Pattern Updates

    15 February 2016: Version 1.1

    On page 9 the following change has been made:

    Next Row (RS): Using the Cabled Cast On, cast on 2 stitches, work as established to end.


    22 March 2016: Version 1.2

    On page 10, under ‘Shape Armhole’ the following change has been made:

    Next Row (WS): Using the Cabled Cast On, cast on 2 stitches, work as established to end.

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