worsted weight yarn


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Rowan by co-founder Meghan Babin is a celebration of cables. The intricate central cable motif on the back is an updated version of traditional Celtic knotwork, which grows like tree roots from the ribbing, hence how this design received its name, Rowan, the sacred Tree of Life in Celtic mythology, a symbol of courage, wisdom, and protection. There is no better fall ritual than to wrap yourself in Rowan through the upcoming seasons and years ahead.

Rowan is a longline, open-front cardigan with deep, pockets, fully-fashioned set-in shoulder shaping, and a grand collar that’s folded and seamed down in finishing for ease of wear. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up in pieces, blocked, seamed, with the collar picked up and worked last. Made (as always) to fit a size 32”-64” bust, this cardigan is made for anyone searching for a cabled project that is both engaging and deeply rewarding.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   Meghan Babin
Yarn:   Forge
Skill Level:   4 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins. Version 1: Size 1, shown in mallard (deep teal; Version 2: Size 4, shown in fawn (natural oatmeal)

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 37.5 (42.25, 44, 48.25, 50.75, 54.5, 57.75, 64.25, 68.75)” [95.5 (107.5, 112, 122.5, 129, 138.5, 146.5, 163, 174.5) cm] finished chest circumference, with fronts closed but not overlapping. Version 1 shown on Laura measures 37.5” [95.5 cm], worn with 5.5” [14 cm] of positive ease. Version 2 shown on Jazzmin measures 48.25” [122.5 cm], worn with 8.25” [21 cm] of positive ease. Recommend ease: +4-10” [10-25.5 cm].

Size A (for body and sleeves): US 8 [5.0] mm: two 32” [80 cm] circ.
Size B (for ribbing, pocket linings, and collar): US 6 [4.0 mm]: two 32” [80 cm] circ, one 40” [100 cm] circ.
Size C (optional, for tubular cast on and tubular bind off): US 5 [3.75 mm]: two 32” [80 cm] circ and two 16” [40 cm] circ.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; stitch markers (m); waste yarn.

18 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st on Size A needle, blocked.
1 rep of Chart C on Size A needle = 6.25” [16 cm] and 7.75” [19.5 cm], after blocking.
1 rep of Chart B on Size A needle = 3” [7.5 cm] and 5” [12.5 cm], after blocking.
1 rep of Chart A on Size A needle = 1.75” [4.5 cm] and 1” [2.5 cm], after blocking.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; cabling with or without a cable needle; circular knitting; picking up stitches; seaming; (optional) tubular cast on and bind off.

About the Designer

Meghan Babin (she/her) is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits, knit.wear, and creator and editor of Wool Studio. She hails from the lower Hudson Valley region of New York where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East. Her de- signs and creative work are largely inspired by the dichotomy between New York City and the wilds of the Hudson Valley. Follow her on Instagram @meggospurls. Find all her designs on Ravelry.

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