An intermediate cardigan with saddle shoulders, lined pockets, raglan shaping, oversized fit, and rich texture pattern. This sweater is worked in pieces and seamed. The openings for the pockets are in the side seams—small facings are worked as part of the body pieces, then when the sweater is seamed these are turned to the wrong side and a pocket lining is sewn to them.
Designer Deborah Newton
Finished Size 39¾ (42½, 47¾, 53¼)" bust circumference, buttoned and including 1½" front band. Sweater shown measures 42½", modeled with several inches positive ease.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Cotton Stria (100% cotton; 116 yd [108 m]/50 g): #203 olive, 12 (13, 14, 16) skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24" or longer circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable markers or waste yarn; tapestry needle; three 2" wooden toggle buttons; smooth, matching yarn for seaming; ¼ yard thin, silky fabric at least 24" wide for pockets; sewing needle and matching thread.
Gauge 18 sts and 29. rows = 4" in garter rib patt; 18 sts and 28 rows = 4" in square check patt; 8 sts of cable patt measure " wide.