Everyone who’s worn Olympia by Cheryl Toy hasn’t want- ed to take it off. Covered in modern, twisting cables featuring a grand double-breasted shawl collar this cardigan is love at first sight and wear. Constructed in pieces from the bottom up, the cables flow seamlessly from the 2x2 ribbing and the lush collar is picked up horizontally and worked back and forth after seaming. Find the perfect buttons for this handsome cardigan and guard your sweater bin or else it’s sure to be “borrowed” regularly.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Cheryl Toy
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]): red feather (burnt orange), 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17) skeins.
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); 37 (41.25, 43.75, 49.5, 53.25, 56.25, 62, 64.25, 70.25)” [94 (105, 111, 125.5, 135.5, 143, 157.5, 163, 178.5) cm] finished bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 43.75” [111 cm] with 5.75” [14.75 cm] positive ease on Brendan, and 11” [28 cm] positive ease on Laura.
Size A (for body): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 40” [101 cm] or longer circular needle; set of double pointed (dpn’s) for sleeves.
Size B (for ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 40” [101 cm] or longer circular needle; set of double pointed (dpn’s) for sleeves.
Size C (for tubular cast on): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Tapestry needle; stitch markers; locking stitch markers; (optional, for tubular cast on) waste yarn; cable needle (cn); ten 1” [2.5 cm] buttons; (option- al, to stabilize back neck) crochet hook.
21 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Reverse Stockinette on Size A needle.
Increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; cabling with (or without) a cable needle; slip and turn short rows; I-cord bind off.
About the Designer
From her tiny studio in New Orleans, Cheryl Toy avidly knits, teaches, writes and designs knitwear. A former Set Designer and Art Director for film and tele- vision, Cheryl frequently draws on historical references to create engaging knits that focus on simple timeless shapes. Amusing details and quirky techniques fascinate her. Cheryl’s work can be found in several books. She has been a frequent contributor to Interweave knits, Knitscene and Knit.Wear magazines and appears in collections for Knit Picks, Brooklyn Tweed and Hudson + West Co.