The Delancey Cardigan has a vintage feel with its striking chevron stripe motif and elegant shawl collar. Sections of thin diagonal stripes accentuate the sweater?s unusual zig-zag construction. Slanting stripes, in combination with the long sleek fit, make this a flattering design.
The body is knitted back and forth in one large piece on circular needles then divided to form the armholes. There is a seam at the top of each shoulder. Stitches for the set-in sleeves are picked up around the armhole and knitted from the top down. Stitches for the collar are also picked up along the edge, and short rows form the shawl collar.
Suggested US 8 needles:
18 sts x 26.5 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
16 sts x ~10 rows = 4 x 4 inches in garter stitch.
Alexis Winslow lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a printed textile designer. Besides an almost all encompassing obsession with knitting, she’s also an artist and a seamstress. You can see more of ...
Alexis Winslow lives in Brooklyn, NY and works as a printed textile designer. Besides an almost all encompassing obsession with knitting, she’s also an artist and a seamstress. You can see more of her work at www.knitdarling.com.
Alexis’s designs have been published in magazines including Interweave Knits and Knitscene as well as on the web through Brooklyn Tweed yarns and Knitpicks websites. Look out for her new book (Interweave Press) coming out September 2014.