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Thornfield Cardigan

Thornfield Cardigan

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A seamless cardigan for the impetuous romantic in you. Worked from the top down, with seamless raglan construction, this cardigan works up quickly. An eyelet motif nips in the waist, and a soft ruffle with picot bind off finishes the cuffs and hem. Easy to modify the length to suit your style. Suitable for yarn with some drape.

Skill Level Easy-intermediate

Finished Measurements Bust (buttoned) 34¼ (35¾, 37¾, 40, 42¼, 43¾, 45¾, 48, 50¼, 51¾, 53¾)" Length 23 (23½, 24, 24¼, 24½, 25, 25½, 26, 26½, 27, 27½)"

Yarn 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14) balls Louisa Harding Mulberry 100% silk 136 yds (124 m)/50 g per ball (shown in 15 Olive Gray) or 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Knit Picks Gloss Fingering 70% merino 30% silk 220 yds (201 m)/50 g per skein

Gauge 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch, blocked

Needles 4.0mm (US 6) circular needles, about 30" long, or size needed to obtain gauge 3.5mm (US 4) circular or straight needles, about 30" long

Other Supplies 4 stitch markers, 6 small buttons, scrap yarn or stitch holders for underarm sts, blunt yarn needle

Construction Notes Yoke and body are worked back and forth from the top down on circular needles. Sleeves are worked flat to the cuff and seamed during finishing. The button band is picked up and worked at the end, and the button loops are worked into the bind off row. I recommend knitting and blocking a test of the ruffle before beginning; a silk yarn, as shown in the sample, yields a soft, loose ruffle, while a springier yarn will make a bouncier, fuller ruffle. (A big thank you to my mom Cynara and her cousin Julie for testing Thornfield!) First and last images copyright Karen McKinnon.

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