Maple Street Cardigan

Woman's easy top-down raglan cardigan with cropped sleeves, close fit, and ruffled embellishment in contrasting yarn. The silk and cashmere yarn feels good on the skin, and working in one piece makes for seamless knitting.

Designer Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Finished Size 33¾ (37½, 41¾, 44½, 48)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 33¾", modeled with a little negative ease.
Yarn Classic Elite Posh (70% silk, 30% cashmere; 125 yd [115 m]/50 g): #930521 hydrangea (MC), 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) skeins. Classic Elite Fresco (60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora; 164 yd [151 m]/50 g): #5331 periwinkle (CC), 1 skein.
Needles Body and sleeves—size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" and 24" circulars (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Bands—size 6 (4 mm). Ruffles—size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Markers (m);
• stitch holders or waste yarn;
• tapestry needle;
• six ½" buttons.
Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles.


Need 7 buttons total.  Tip: The best way to space buttonholes evenly is to place markers along right front edge, first 1/2" from neck edge, last 1/2" from lower edge, then measure the spacing and, using your gauge (if different than the stated pattern), calculate the number of rows that should be worked between buttonholes.

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