Ocracoke Cardigan

Designer Shirley Paden

Finished Size 38 (45 1/2)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 38", modeled with 4" of positive ease.

Yarn The Knitting Boutique Susquehanna Fingering (85% organic polwarth wool, 15% silk; 360 yd [329 m]/4 oz [113 g]): talc, 5 skeins.

Needles Sizes 2 (2.75 mm), 3 (3.25 mm), and 4 (3.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook; one 1" button; tapestry needle.

Gauge 30 sts and 36 rows = 4" in charted patt on largest needles; 31 sts and 37 rows = 4" in charted patt on middle-size needles; 32 sts and 38 rows = 4" in charted patt on smallest needles.

A lace heart motif and twisted stitches make a fine and detailed fabric in the Ocracoke Cardigan. Edgings are simple to keep the focus on the stitch and silhouette.


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