Cuirassier's Cardigan

Emma Welford

Sizes 30 3/4 (34 3/4, 38 1/2, 41 3/4, 45 3/4, 4 91/2)" bust circumference; shown in size 38 1/2"

Yarn Valley Yarns Colrain (50% merino, 50% tencel; 109 yd [100 m]/50 g):

• caramel, 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins

Yarn distributed by WEBS

Gauge 19 sts and 25 rows = 4" in St st

Tools

• Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight needles, 60" circular (cir) needle, and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)

• Markers (m)

• Stitch holder

• Cable needle (cn)

• Waste yarn for provisional CO

• 12" separating zipper (optional)

• Tapestry needle

The Cuirassier’s Cardigan, a zippered sweater with a jacket feel, pulls inspiration from the curvature and overlapping of the metal plates in armor. A provisional cast-on and an I-cord bind-off help create the scalloped edge that gives this piece and elegant, yet edgy, look.

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