Quercus Cardigan

Quercus Cardigan

Published in Knitty.com’s
First Fall 2011 issue,

the Quercus Cardigan is available
as a
free download here.

Suggested Yarn:
Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER [100% American wool; 140yd/128m per 50g skein]; color: Nest; 8[8, 9, 9, 10, 12, 13] skeins

Yarn weight:
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)

20 sts/32 rows = 4” in stockinette st using larger needles, after blocking

Needle size:
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below — every knitter’s gauge is unique]
– 1 set US #8/5mm double-point needles
– 1 16-inch US #8/5mm circular needle
– 1 US #8/5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer (larger sizes may prefer a longer nedle)
– 1 spare circular needle, US #8.5mm or smaller, 32 inches or longer
– 1 crochet hook US G|6 / 4mm

Waste yarn
Cable needle
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Safety pins or locking stitch markers
Row counter (optional)
Yarn needle

Sizes available:
XS[S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)

Finished measurements:
Chest: 34[37.5, 40, 44.5, 47.5, 50, 54] inches
Hip: 37[41, 44, 49, 52.5, 55, 59]
Length: 25[25, 25, 27.25, 27.25, 27.25, 27.25] inches
Note: Measurements are taken with front edges overlapped by approx. 6[6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8] inches.

Virtually seamless, Quercus is knit from the top down in a flattering empire style, with set-in sleeves that are picked up from the armholes using short-row shaping and then worked down to the elbow-length cuffs. The graceful open front showcases your favorite brooch or shawl pin, and wonderfully dimensional cable motifs on front, back, and sleeves add visual impact.

After blocking, the front edges of the cardi are meant to roll slightly for a casual look. The versatile elbow-length sleeves can easily be worked longer if full-length sleeves are preferred, and don’t be afraid to modify the ribbing if a deeper or more minimal cuff is preferred.

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