Product description

Knit a floaty open-front cardigan to layer over dressy or casual outfits as you enjoy the last of the soft weather. This study in the intersection of curved and angular lines uses innovative seamless construction to form a strikingly graceful back. The graphic garter rib elements shift and slope with precisely placed decreases, and an unusual bottom-up construction brings the fronts up and over the shoulder to create a strong central spine of joinery bind-off, like the wales of a boat meeting at the keel. The weightless fabric of Loft and the gentle A-line shape allow the cardigan to swing and drape beautifully as you move. Choose your favorite warm neutral to pair with everything in your closet or go bold with a bright, saturated hue.

Designer: Bristol Ivy

Collection: Wool People 8

 

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Keel

Architectural Raglan Cardigan

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Skill Level 4 of 5
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  • Product description

    Knit a floaty open-front cardigan to layer over dressy or casual outfits as you enjoy the last of the soft weather. This study in the intersection of curved and angular lines uses innovative seamless construction to form a strikingly graceful back. The graphic garter rib elements shift and slope with precisely placed decreases, and an unusual bottom-up construction brings the fronts up and over the shoulder to create a strong central spine of joinery bind-off, like the wales of a boat meeting at the keel. The weightless fabric of Loft and the gentle A-line shape allow the cardigan to swing and drape beautifully as you move. Choose your favorite warm neutral to pair with everything in your closet or go bold with a bright, saturated hue.

    Designer: Bristol Ivy

    Collection: Wool People 8

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • 1375 (1515, 1650, 1855, 2025, 2170, 2440) yards of fingering weight wool yarn


    YARN

    • 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Almanac


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 25 stitches & 33 rows/rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


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


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 33½ (37½, 41¼, 45, 49, 53½, 57)” circumference at bust, with fronts open
    • Intended Ease: approximately 2–5″
    • Sample shown is size 37½” with 4½” of ease on model


  • Techniques

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

    • Long Tail Cast On
    • Joinery Bind Off (3-Needle Bind Off)
    • Wet-Blocking


  • Pattern Updates

    14 June 2016: Version 2.0

    The order of construction of the Left Yoke has been changed so that the “Shape Back Sleeve” section precedes the “Shape Front Raglan” section.


    1 October 2018: Version 2.1 

    Page 6, Left Sleeve, upon completion of the Sleeve Increase Rounds, “Work even until piece measures 20 (20, 20¼, 20¼, 20½, 20½, 20½, 20¾)” from cast-on edge, ending with Round 1 of Circular Garter Rib.”

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