This drapey, open-front cardigan is ideal for going to farmer’s markets and for peeping at leaves. The short-rowed front extensions on the Noether Cardigan add a fluttering effect as you walk, and the diamond-shaped cabled medallion on the back evokes an evergreen forest reflected in a lake. The body is worked back and forth in one piece to the underarms, and the sleeves are worked separately in the round and seamed.
Yarn Weight 4
Finished Size 16 (17 1/2, 19 1/2, 20 1/2, 23 1/2, 25)“ back width at underarm. Cardigan shown measures 16” on model with 31” bust.
Yarn Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed (85% wool, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 104 yd 95 m/1 3/4 oz 50 g): #115 Wintergrass, 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15) balls. Yarn distributed by Kingfisher Yarn & Fibre.
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.
Gauge 21 sts and 26 rows = 4” in cabled rib patt. 52 (52, 52, 60, 60, 60) sts of Diamond chart = 9 1/2 (9 1/2, 9 1/2, 11, 11, 11)“ wide.
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- The body of this cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper fronts and back are worked separately. The front lower edge extensions are created with short-row shaping. The sleeves are worked separately in the round.
- The shaping that is worked at the front armhole edges is effectively pulling the neckline toward the armhole, creating the illusion of a V-neck. By working the shaping at the armhole edge, the ribs at the front neck are maintained.
- A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.