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Winter is here. This tribute cardigan is a test of knitting valor featuring flat stranded colorwork and intarsia for a true king or queen of the North. The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the bottom up with raglan shaping. The button band and shawl collar are worked from held ribbing stitches and attached as you work. The shawl collar is completed with short rows, which are hidden in the ribbing. An optional tubular cast on provides a polished, elegant finish for this royal cardigan.
Type: Free Pattern Download
Designer: Meghan Babin
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]): MC ash (natural gray), 4 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8] skeins; CC1 charcoal (natural dark gray), 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3] skeins; CC2 fawn (natural beige), 2 [2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4] skeins; CC3 raven (black), 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skeins.
S (M, L, XL, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X); 38 [42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70]” [96.5 [106.6, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157.4, 167.6, 178] cm finished chest circumference. Cardigan shown in size M with 4” [10 cm] of positive ease.
Size A (for body and sleeves): US 7 [4.5 mm] 32-48 inches [80-120 cm] circ and either long circ for magic loop or set of DPNs, per knitter preference.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm] 32” [80 cm] circ and either long circ for magic loop or set of DPNs, per knitter preference.
Size C (optional—for tubular cast on): US 4 [3.5 mm] 32” [80 cm] circ and either long circ for magic loop or a set of DPNs, per knitter preference.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
US G-6 [4 mm] crochet hook; waste yarn; stitch markers (m); intarsia bobbins; tapestry needle; eight 1.5” [38 mm] buttons; thread and a sharp sewing needle.
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette stitch on Size A needle.
Stranded knitting; instarsia; three-needle bind off: increasing; decreasing; circular knitting; (optional) tubular cast on.
About the Designer
Meghan Babin is the co-founder of Hudson + West Co. She’s the former editor of Interweave Knits (2015-2018) and hails from the Hudson Valley where she currently lives, designs, and runs H+W HQ East.
Find all her designs on Ravelry.