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42nd & Lex Cardigan

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Do you know the corner of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue? It’s one of those magical Manhattan intersections with the Chanin Building on one corner, the Marketplace side of Grand Central Terminal on another, and then, the jewel in the crown of the Manhattan skyline, the Chrysler Building on the northeast corner. Does a building, a midtown office tower, get any more magical? Not to me. So, when I looked at a lily-of-the-valley pattern variation one day, I saw it! With some adjustments, there was the unmistakeable top of everyone’s favorite New York skyscraper.

This cardigan’s unique construction begins with the sleeves and yoke worked from cuff to center back, which are woven together, then the skirt is knit separately, which allows you to have all those lace elements facing the right direction in the right places. With open fronts and the feel of a shrug, you’ll throw this sweater over everything.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) shown in size XS with zero ease

Finished Measurements
Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches/81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm

Backyard Fiberworks Terrain (100% superwash merino; 328 yd/316 m per 3.5 oz/100 g skein); color: Dove; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins
US5/3.75 mm 29-inch/75-cm circular needle + set of DPNs (or size needed to achieve gauge)
Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle

21 sts x 24 rows = 3 inches/7.5 cm in Chrysler Lace, after blocking
24 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking

2/2/18 ERRATA: Sleeve Set-up Rnd: for second Chrysler Lace section, work over 22 sts (not 21), then end with p5 (9, 8, 12, 12, 12, 13) sts.

3/29/18 ERRATA: Top of Left Collar Edge should begin on the WS as a continuation of the last Collar Edge row.***

I Knit New York
Print copies available from One More Row Press

The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. I Knit New York contains ten knitting patterns inspired by the history and geography of the Capital of the World. We asked five of our favorite New Yorkers to design patterns and share their favorite New York secrets from subway to skyscraper.

Want to know where to find the New York that the locals know and love? IKNY shares shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums, and more. And if you can’t make it to the City, we include lists of our favorite books, movies, TV shows, and songs, so you can bring NYC home.

Designers include Brittney Bailey (b.woolens/Purl Soho), Kathleen Dames (kathleen dames knitwear design), Kirsten Kapur (Through the Loops), Xandy Peters (creator of Fox Paws and other stacked stitches), and Lars Rains (Modern Lopi), plus an essay from Kay Gardiner (the Northern half of Mason-Dixon Knitting), a #buttonhunt in the Garment District with Kathleen Dames (host of The Sweater with Kathleen Dames podcast), and a multiborough yarn crawl with Lisa Chamoff (founder of Indie Untangled).

Yarns for all patterns provided by Backyard Fiberworks. Alice O’Reilly, the dyer behind Backyard Fiberworks, contributes an essay on color theory plus a guide to the various yarns used in I Knit New York.

Shot on location in Manhattan by award-winning photographer Gale Zucker. Illustrations by Laurel Johnson, Mountain Laurel Artwork.

Join One More Row Press on our very first Knit Like A Local™ adventure in New York City.
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