Lorena Cardigan

Lorena-Cardigan

Alison Green

Sizes 28 3/4 (33 1/4, 37, 41, 44 3/4, 49 1/4)” bust circumference (buttoned); shown in size 37″, modeled with 2 1/2″ of positive ease

Yarn Berroco Indigo (95% cotton, 5% other fibers; 219 yd [200 m]/100 g):

  • #6407 faded, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins

Gauge 21 sts and 32 rows = 4″ in rev St st on larger needle; 22-st front cable panel = 3 1/4″ wide and 40-st back cable panel = 6″ wide on larger needle

Tools

  • Size 6 (4 mm): 29″ circular (cir) needle
  • Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24″ cir needle
  • Markers (m)
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Stitch holders
  • Seven 3/4″ buttons
  • Tapestry needle

A recycled cotton yarn creates outstanding stitch definition in this women’s cardigan. Twisted stitches and small cables are worked against a background of reverse stockinette; the pattern is featured on both fronts and the back of this jacket.

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