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Olga’s Kenzo Cardigan is a show-stopper that is sure to turn heads! The innovative allover cable pattern creates a unique and beautiful fabric that is sure to appeal to texture lovers. The A-Line silhouette is created through the use of needle shaping and tapers at the high waist for a flattering fit. The front sides of the yoke extend to gently wrap around the shoulders and meet at the center back for a distinctive finish to this special garment. The pattern is suitable for advanced (or adventurous) knitters and will surely bring a result well worth the effort!

Designer: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Collection: Wool People, Volume 4

 

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Kenzo

Allover Cabled Cardigan

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  • Product description

    Olga’s Kenzo Cardigan is a show-stopper that is sure to turn heads! The innovative allover cable pattern creates a unique and beautiful fabric that is sure to appeal to texture lovers. The A-Line silhouette is created through the use of needle shaping and tapers at the high waist for a flattering fit. The front sides of the yoke extend to gently wrap around the shoulders and meet at the center back for a distinctive finish to this special garment. The pattern is suitable for advanced (or adventurous) knitters and will surely bring a result well worth the effort!

    Designer: Olga Buraya-Kefelian

    Collection: Wool People, Volume 4

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • Approximately 1060 (1170, 1265, 1380, 1495, 1615, 1735, 1850) yards of worsted weight wool yarn


    YARN

    • 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Hayloft


  • Pattern specs

    CONSTRUCTION

    • The Cardigan is worked in one piece to the underarm, then Back and Fronts are worked separately.
    • The upper part of each Front composes the Back neckline and part of the upper Back. This section is shaped with short rows while decreases take place at the same time.
    • The upper Fronts are mirror-shaped on each side and then the live stitches are grafted together in pattern on the center Back.
    • The Body of the cardigan is shaped through gradually switching from the largest needle (Size C) to smaller (Size B) and then to smallest (Size A). Then upper body and sleeves are worked on thesmallest needle (Size A).


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 33¼ (36¼, 39¼, 42¼, 45¼, 48¼, 51¼, 54¼)” garment circumference at chest
    • Sample shown is size 36¼” with 4¼” ease on model

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


    GAUGE

    • 26½ stitches & 28½ rows =4″ in Cabled pattern on Size A, after blocking
    • 24½ stitches & 28½ rows = 4″ in Cabled pattern on Size B, after blocking
    • 22¾ stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in Cabled pattern on Size C, after blocking
    • 1 cable motif repeat measures 3″ wide and 4½” tall on Size A
    • 1 cable motif repeat measures 3¼” wide and 4½” tall on Size B
    • 1 cable motif repeat measures 3½” wide and 4¾” tall on Size C
    • 1 cable motif is 20 stitches wide and 32 rows tall


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for upper Body and Sleeves):

    • One 32″ or 40″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed One spare long circular needle in the same size
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    Size B (for middle section of Body):

    • One 32″ or 40″ circular one size larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)


    Size C (for lower section of Body):

    • One 32″ or 40″ circular two sizes larger than Size B
    • Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)


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

    Current Version 2.3

    5 November 2021: Version 2.3

    On page 5, lefthand column, the pattern instructions have been updated for clarity.


    10 July 2019: (Version 2.2)

    The skein counts on the pattern's Components page have been updated to the following: 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)


    19 August 2017: (Version 2.1)

    On page 8 under “Shape Sleeve”, the number of increases was mistakenly noted as “2 stitches decreased”. It has been changed to “2 stitches increased”.


    16 January 2013: (Version 2.0):

    Page 6, under RIGHT FRONT, the short row shaping section has been corrected to read:

    • AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 2¾ (3¼, 3¼, 4, 4, 4, 4¼, 4¼)” [about 20 (24, 24, 28, 28, 28, 30, 30) rows] from the beginning of UPPER BACK shaping (from waste yarn marker), begin working short rows on the next WS row as follows:
    • Short Rows 1 and 2 (Begin with WS facing): Work to 3 stitches from the end of the row, wrap and turn; work to end.
    • Short Rows 3 and 4 (Begin with WS facing): Work to 2 stitches from last wrapped stitch, wrap and turn; work to end.
    • Repeat [Short Rows 3 and 4] 5 (3, 4, 2, 3, 5, 4, 5) more times.
    • Short Rows 5 and 6 (Begin with WS facing): Work to 3 stitches from last wrapped stitch, wrap and turn; work to end.
    • Repeat [Short Rows 5 and 6] 5 (7, 7, 9, 9, 8, 9, 9) more times.


    Also, Page 7, under LEFT FRONT, the short row shaping section has been corrected to read:

    • AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 2¾ (3¼, 3¼, 4, 4, 4, 4¼, 4¼)” [about 20 (24, 24, 28, 28, 28, 30, 30) rows] from the beginning of UPPER BACK shaping (from waste yarn marker), begin working short rows on the next RS row as follows:
    • Short Rows 1 and 2 (Begin with RS facing): Work to 3 stitches before the end of the row, wrap and turn; work to end.
    • Short Rows 3 and 4 (Begin with RS facing): Work to 2 stitches from last wrapped stitch, wrap and turn; work to end.
    • Repeat [Short Rows 3 and 4] 5 (3, 4, 2, 3, 5, 4, 5) more times.
    • Short Rows 5 and 6 (RS facing): Work to 3 stitches from last wrapped stitch, wrap and turn, work to end.
    • Repeat [Short Rows 5 and 6] 5 (7, 7, 9, 9, 8, 9, 9) more times.



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