Product description

Wrap up in cozy style. This graphic cardigan translates all the energy and impact of striped triangular shawls into an eminently wearable blanket-front sweater. Skew is worked top down from the neck ribbing, then front stitches are put on hold while you establish the triangle at the back. Then the whole yoke is worked at once, stitches are set aside for the sleeves, and the work continues to the ribbed hem. All the back increases are completed at the center to maintain the chevrons, but balanced by decreases at the sides so that the fronts are not angled. Gently sinuous raglan shaping at the fronts ensures a comfortable and flattering fit through the shoulders and slim sleeves. Elegant and rustic at once, Skew will easily find a home in any wardrobe. Choose two high-contrast colors from the Shelter palette, try a subtle harmony of your favorite neutrals, or change the look by using odd skeins or a gradient of hues in the stripes.

Designer: Kyoko Nakayoshi

Collection: Wool People 8

 

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Skew

Striped Drape-Front Cardigan

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  • Product description

    Wrap up in cozy style. This graphic cardigan translates all the energy and impact of striped triangular shawls into an eminently wearable blanket-front sweater. Skew is worked top down from the neck ribbing, then front stitches are put on hold while you establish the triangle at the back. Then the whole yoke is worked at once, stitches are set aside for the sleeves, and the work continues to the ribbed hem. All the back increases are completed at the center to maintain the chevrons, but balanced by decreases at the sides so that the fronts are not angled. Gently sinuous raglan shaping at the fronts ensures a comfortable and flattering fit through the shoulders and slim sleeves. Elegant and rustic at once, Skew will easily find a home in any wardrobe. Choose two high-contrast colors from the Shelter palette, try a subtle harmony of your favorite neutrals, or change the look by using odd skeins or a gradient of hues in the stripes.

    Designer: Kyoko Nakayoshi

    Collection: Wool People 8

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    Worsted weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

    • 910 (965, 1055, 1140, 1265, 1365) yards Color 1 (C1)
    • 540 (570, 625, 675, 750, 810) yards Color 2 (C2)


    YARN

    Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):

    • 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins C1 and
    • 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins C2
    • Photographed in Postcard (C1) and Wool Socks (C2)


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 19 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric):

    • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    Size B (for ribbing):

    • One 32″ circular and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
    • 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

    • 32¼ (34, 36¼, 38¾, 41, 45¼)” circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
    • Intended Ease: +1–2″
    • Sample shown is size 36″ with +1″ ease on model


  • Techniques

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

    • Provisional Cast On
    • Modified Kitchener Technique
    • Short Rows (Wrap & Turn Method)
    • Wet-Blocking


  • Pattern Updates

    27 January 2015: Version 2.0

    On Page 7, new instructions added after the RIBBING section as follows:

    FINISH TOP RIBBING – Carefully undo Provisional Cast On and transfer resulting 206 (214, 222, 230, 242, 254) stitches to Size B 32″ circular needle (picking up an extra stitch at the end to match number of stitches cast on). With RS facing, join C1. Bind off 14 stitches knitwise, *bind off 2 stitches purlwise, bind off 2 stitches knitwise; repeat from * to last 14 stitches (including stitch over which previous bound-off stitch was passed), bind off remaining stitches knitwise.

    ALSO, a there is a small correction made to the Provisional CO instructions under "Special Techniques."

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