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Ward off the morning chill in a drafty old house with an open-front cardigan of feather-light Loft. Elizabeth Doherty is known for assembling classic, tailored garments from unexpected shapes; here she has created a modern drop-shoulder cardigan with a relaxed air. Woodfords is a delicious puzzle in seamless construction, sure to appeal to knitters who love inventive shapes and new approaches. Decorative lateral braids highlight directional shifts in the knitting and also add structure to an elastic fabric of broken and seeded rib. Short rows cleverly concealed in the textured fabric produce a comfortable fit at the shoulders and sleeve caps. Woodfords is a garment you can throw on over casual outfits or dress up for work. Choose a size close to your actual bust measurement if you prefer a trimmer silhouette, keeping in mind that dimensions are given with the fronts overlapped and the cardigan will be roomier when left to hang open. We’ve styled it with about two inches of ease.

Designer: Elizabeth Doherty

Collection: Wool People 8

 

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Woodfords

Textured Wrap Cardigan

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  • Product description

    Ward off the morning chill in a drafty old house with an open-front cardigan of feather-light Loft. Elizabeth Doherty is known for assembling classic, tailored garments from unexpected shapes; here she has created a modern drop-shoulder cardigan with a relaxed air. Woodfords is a delicious puzzle in seamless construction, sure to appeal to knitters who love inventive shapes and new approaches. Decorative lateral braids highlight directional shifts in the knitting and also add structure to an elastic fabric of broken and seeded rib. Short rows cleverly concealed in the textured fabric produce a comfortable fit at the shoulders and sleeve caps. Woodfords is a garment you can throw on over casual outfits or dress up for work. Choose a size close to your actual bust measurement if you prefer a trimmer silhouette, keeping in mind that dimensions are given with the fronts overlapped and the cardigan will be roomier when left to hang open. We’ve styled it with about two inches of ease.

    Designer: Elizabeth Doherty

    Collection: Wool People 8

     

  • Pattern materials

    YARDAGE

    • 1610 (1725, 1935, 2135, 2420, 2460, 2920) yards of fingering weight yarn


    YARN

    • 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
    • Photographed in color Fossil


  • Pattern specs

    GAUGE

    • 23 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in Broken Rib with Size A needle, after blocking
    • 21½ stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in Seeded Rib with Size D needle, after blocking


    NEEDLES

    Size A (for Main Fabric):

    • One each 16″, 24″, and 40″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)


    Size B (for Braid):

    • One 40″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)


    Size C (for Skirt):

    • One 40″ circular needle one size larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)


    Size D (for Skirt):

    • One 40″ circular needle two sizes larger than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)


    FINISHED DIMENSIONS

    • 34½ (37¼, 41½, 45½, 49¾, 52½, 56¾)” circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
    • Intended Ease: + 4–6″
    • Sample shown is size 37¼” with +2¼” of ease on model


  • Techniques

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

    • Backward Loop Increase
    • Short Row (Wrap & Turn Method)
    • Joinery Bind Off


  • Pattern Updates

    19 November 2014: Version 2.0: For the first day the pattern was available, an older draft was accidentally released (v1.0) in place of the final pattern. Version 2.0 is the final version of the pattern and has been sent out to all buyers who purchased this pattern on the day of the launch. Our apologies for the oversight! 25 November 2014: Version 3.0: On Page 9, column 1, the final row has been removed as follows: “Next Row: Work in established patterns to marker, slip marker, knit to marker, slip marker, work in established patterns to end.“ 22 December 2014: Version 4.0 On Page 6, under RIGHT FRONT/Shape Neck & Shoulder, the first short row has been clarified to read “Short Row 1 (RS): Work in established pattern to 3 stitches before marker, k2tog, knit 1, slip marker, purl 1, work in established patterns to end. (1 stitch decreased) On page 8, when the underarm shaping is complete, further clarification added as follows: “Continue in established patterns, working Underarm Decrease Row every RS row 5 (5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2) more times, then every 4th row 6 (6, 4, 1, 1, 1, 1) time(s). Remove underarm markers after working final Underarm Decrease Row.“ On Page 9, under Shape Bodice, further clarification to the note added as follows: “Note: Lower edge of Bodice is shaped using short rows. The markers placed in this section are reminder markers; when the short rows are complete, the final wrapped stitches will be adjacent to these markers.“ 27 January 2015: Version 5.0 On Page 7, under Shape Neck and Shoulder, two changes have been made as follows: “Repeat Short Rows 3 & 4 four (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8) more times. Next Row (WS): Work in established patterns to end. Work 1 RS row even. Place locking marker around stitch at armhole edge.”
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