St. Johns Wort Cardigan
Designer Cathy Carron
Finished Size 34 (38, 42, 45, 49)" bust, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 38", modeled with plenty of positive ease.
Yarn Schulana Merino-Cotton 135 (53% wool, 47% cotton; 148 yd [135 m]/50 g): #71 teal, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls. Yarn distributed by Skacel.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 16" and 24" circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle; point protectors; one ¾" button.
Gauge 24 sts and 32 rows = 4" in St st; 24 sts and 30 rows = 4" in seed st; 24 sts and 31 rows = 4" in St. John’s Wort patt
Correction to Stitch Guide: St John's Wort in Rows: Row 4: (RS) K3pso (see Stitch Guide), *p2, k3pso; rep from * to end. (asterisk is moved to correct placement)
Clarification for Collar: There seems to be a bit of confusion between the Row numbers of the Collar instructions and the Row numbers of the Stitch Pattern (st patt) given in the Stitch Guide.
Row 1 is the Set up row, to establish the 2 garter sts edge sts at the beg and end of each row.
Row 2 begins the actual st patt, given in the Stitch Guide – It is Row 1 (as stated) of the st patt, with 2 garter st edge sts at each end of the row.
Row 3 states to work the 2 edge sts, then to work the next row of patt – which would be Row 2 of the st patt in the Stitch Guide, since we worked Row 1 on the previous row – then end with 2 garter edge sts.
Rows 4 and 5 state to work as Row 3. If we work as Row 3 twice, then we work the next row of the st patt on each of those rows – e.g. Row 4 is Row 3 of st patt, and Row 5 is Row 4 of st patt in the Stitch Guide.
Then – Rep Rows 2 – 5 (of the Collar instructions) means work Rows 1 – 4 of the st pattern in the Stitch Guide, since Row 2 of the Collar instructions is Row 1 of the st patt.