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River Tweed »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Outdoorsy, Classic, Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Casual
Red Barn Yarns Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair); 190 yds/175 m/100 gr. Color: Summer Night Sky (dark blue). 8 (8, 10, 11, 12, 13 , 14, 14) skeins. US #8 (or size needed to achieve gauge), five #8 US dpns, US #7, US #9. Eight 3/4" buttons; stitch holders; seven stitch markers; tapestry needle; cable needle.
What was your inspiration?
I named the cardigan after the river that meanders past my mothers hometown in Scotland, on the banks of which my grandfather, many, many years ago, operated a woolen mill.
This top-down, raglan-style cardigan is worked in an allover rib stitch in one piece. At four points around the waist (two at the front, two at the back) the ribs curve into a cable motif, providing gentle, flattering shaping. A rectangular shawl collar is worked separately in an all-over version of the same motif and sewn on.
Cable instructions are both written and charted.
What are you most proud of?
Figuring out the right number of ribs and how to make them work for both the raglan shaping and the waist cables took a surprising amount of time and effort. In the end, though, I figured it out and this is actually quite an easy knit.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The cables are supposed to sit right at the natural waist. Take your blocked gauge into consideration when deciding exactly where to place them.
Also, there's a lot of stretch in this cardigan so don't make it too big!