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Chelten Cardigan

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What says cozy better than cables? This cardigan uses them as saddle shoulder pieces which seamlessly travel to the ends of the sleeves. For additional texture, the collar plays with wrapped stitches, and the optional patch pockets bring the cable and wrapped stitches together in harmony. As this cardigan is designed for aran weight yarn, it knits up fast and can be ready for you to wear as soon as the cold weather sets in! You can either wear this cardigan open fronted, or add a decorative pin to overlap the collar and wear it closed!

1 (2, 3, 4, 5) {6, 7, 8, 9}

When collar is overlapped
35.25 (39, 43, 46.75, 50.5) {55.25, 59.25, 63, 66.75}” /
89.75 (99.25, 109, 118.75, 128.5) {140.5, 150.25, 160, 169.75}cm
It is recommended to choose a size that will give you between +4 and +8” / +10 and +20.25cm of ease at your full bust point (when collar is overlapped). Sample pictured is Size 3, worn with +5.5” / +14cm of ease (on a 37.5” / 95cm full bust). If you are between sizes through the full bust point, it is recommended to choose a size based on your preferred finished upper sleeve circumference.

Aran weight
1035 (1110, 1225, 1315, 1450) {1575, 1685, 1790, 1855}yds /
945 (1015, 1120, 1205, 1325) {1440, 1540, 1635, 1695}m
Sample was knit using Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca; 82yds / 75m per 50g) in colourway 7238 Olive

– For body and ribbing of cardigan: US 8 / 5mm, OR size to obtain gauge, at least 40” / 100cm length circular needle, PLUS double-pointed needles for the cuffs if you don’t wish to use the Magic Loop method of working in the round
– For sleeves: US 9 / 5.5mm, OR size to obtain gauge, at least 32–40” / 80–100cm length circular needle, or double-pointed needles if you don’t wish to use the Magic Loop method of working in the round

– Cable needle
– 2 short and 2 long spare interchangeable needle cables, or lengths of smooth, contrasting waste yarn
– 3 fixed stitch markers (1 in a different colour)
– Removable stitch markers or progress keepers
– Scissors
– Tape measure
– Tapestry needle

16.5 stitches x 23 rows = 4” / 10cm square in stockinette stitch using smaller needle, knit flat and relaxed after blocking.
16.5 stitches x 23.5 rounds = 4” / 10cm square in stockinette stitch using larger needle, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

Stockinette stitch flat = knit every right side row, purl every wrong side row.
Stockinette stitch in the round = knit every round.

Approximate finished 20-stitch cable panel width = 2.75” / 7cm
Approximate finished 16-row cable repeat length = 2.75” / 6.75cm

All dimensions and yardages given in the pattern are calculated from the above relaxed after blocking gauges (and are then rounded to the nearest 0.25” OR 0.25cm). Any variations in your gauge may affect these calculated numbers. When swatching, it is recommended to also take note of your pre-blocked gauge so you know how much your finished garment will differ in size between pre- and post blocking. This difference is particularly important to be aware of if you prefer measuring the lengths, rather than counting the rows, while knitting the plain stockinette stitch portions in your project.

Chelten is worked seamlessly and from the top down, aside from the optional patch pockets. Stitches for each shoulder are cast on first and worked flat in a cable pattern. Stitches are then picked up and knit along the sides of the shoulder pieces to form the back and front pieces. Once the required armhole depth is reached, these pieces are joined together and continued flat to the end of the hem. After the body of the cardigan is thus completed, the shoulder piece stitches are returned to the needle and additional stitches are picked up and knit around each armhole. Each sleeve is then worked while continuing the cable pattern. To finish, stitches are picked up and knit around the opening of the cardigan and the collar is worked flat with a wrapped stitch pattern, then optional patch pockets can be made and sewn to the fronts of the cardigan.

– M1R: Make 1 Right (cast on version)
– M1L: Make 1 Left (cast on version)
– How to horizontally wrap multiple stitches in your knitting
– How to work short rows using the wrap and turn method
– Long tail cast on method
– Cable cast on method, purl version
– Bind off
– Converting sewn-on patch pockets to knitted-on pockets

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