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Not Quite Joan... Cardigan


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This fitted cardigan with high?relief cables was inspired by a sweater from the 1940s. The vintage piece, complete with shoulder pads, could have adorned Joan Crawford or any of her film rivals. The updated look is worked in a hand?painted alpaca/wool blend and accented with asymmetric buttons. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY increase / decrease buttonholes single crochet cables GAUGE 20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 36 (38, 40, 42)" bust; 24 (241/2, 251/2, 261/2)" length SUGGESTED YARN 1550 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade Lana D'Oro Paints COLORWAY Shown in color # 9923

Recommended with this pattern

  • cable needle
  • crochet hook
  • buttons

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Patty's Knits
Patty's Knits
Patty Nance lives on the southern coast of Oregon with her husband, two motorcycles and lots of yarn. When she is not knitting, she teaches classes, designs hand-knits, and publishes patterns. Her book Bargello Knits (Cooperative Press, 2012) introduces her bargello knitting technique with an in-depth tutorial and 28 designs. Her work has appeared in Vogue Knitting Magazine, Noro Knitting Magazine, Knitter’s Magazine, Knit Simple Magazine, Prism Arts, Knit Noro Accessories (Sixth & Spring Books, 2012) and with several yarn companies including Louet North America, Universal Yarn, and Cascade Yarns. Her patterns are available at, Craftsy, and Ravelry (username PattyKnits). For pattern support, e-mail with "Pattern Support" in the subject line.