Tumbledown Cardigan

Bristol Ivy

Sizes 29 1/2 (34, 37 1/2, 42, 46, 50 1/2)” bust circumference; shown in size 37 1/2″, modeled with 1 3/4″ of negative ease

Yarn Shibui Knits Pebble (48% silk, 36% merino, 16% cashmere; 224 yd [205 m]/25 g):

• #34 brownstone, 11 (13, 16, 18, 21, 24) skeins

Gauge 22 sts and 34 rows = 4″ in rev St st with 2 strands held tog on larger needle

Tools               

• Size 6 (4 mm): 32″ circular (cir) needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)

• Size 4 (3.5 mm): 32″ cir and set of dpn

• Markers (m)

• Stitch holders

• Tapestry needle

Bristol’s Tumbledown Cardigan begins with a half-circle “skirt,” an homage to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl. The top of the cardigan is picked up from the straight edge.

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