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Congdon Cardigan

from Miriam Felton Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Congdon Cardigan
Congdon Cardigan
Congdon Cardigan
Congdon Cardigan
Congdon Cardigan
Congdon Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • ssk
  • p2tog
  • m1L & m1R
  • placing, slipping and removing markers
  • short rows using the shadow wrap method (instructions included)
  • reading a colorwork chart
  • stranded colorwork

Pattern Description:

Named for the vibrant colorwork in the art of Lisa Congdon, this cardigan has clean lines that provide the perfect canvas for a riot of color on the front band, but would be equally striking knit in a bright color with a monochromatic band. The bands snap closed using snap tape. Buy commercial snap tape, or make your own by sewing snaps to colorful grosgrain ribbon before attaching to the sweater.

Yarn: DK weight yarn, 1010[1150, 1280, 1420, 1550, 1690, 1820] yds of MC, 16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28] yds each of CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, & CC5. Shown in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool; Approx. 200 yds/70gm) in Echo (MC), Aqua (CC1), Kerfuffle (CC2), Ysolda Red (CC3), Farwell (CC4), Washington (CC5).
Needles: 32-inch circular in 3.75mm (US5) and 3.5mm (US4) or size needed to obtain gauge; DPNs, magic loop, or other preferred method for small circumferences in both sizes for the sleeves.
Gauge: 22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette on larger needles after blocking.
Finished Sizes: XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to finished bust of 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (76.25[86.25, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25]cm). Sample shown in 38" size on 37" bust. See schematic for specific measurements.
Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, snap tape in length to match sweater front (see schematic), plus 2 sew-on snaps.
Pattern Includes: Written instructions, colorwork chart, and links to video tutorials.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, p2tog, m1L, m1R, markers placed, slipped, and removed, Short Rows using the Shadow Wrap method

Gauge:

22 sts & 32 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette on larger needles after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] corresponding to finished bust of 30[34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54] inches (76.25[86.25, 96.5, 106.75, 116.75, 127, 137.25]cm). Sample shown in 38" size on 37" bust. See schematic for specific measurements.

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn, 1010[1150, 1280, 1420, 1550, 1690, 1820] yds of MC, 16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28] yds each of CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, & CC5.
  • 32-inch circular in 3.75mm (US5) and 3.5mm (US4) or size needed to obtain gauge; DPNs, magic loop, or other preferred method for small circumferences in both sizes for the sleeves.

You Will Also Need:

  • 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, snap tape in length to match sweater front (see schematic), plus 2 sew-on snaps.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport


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I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my ...

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