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Rockaway
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Rockaway

Cowichan-inspired Cardigan

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I love Cowichan Sweaters – traditional handknit garments of the Native American peoples of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Rockaway was inspired by these sweaters’ bold graphic motifs and chunky, cozy nature. Rather than the traditional shawl collar, the addition of a hood and toggles updates the look and makes the garment more layer-friendly. Worked in the round, the cardigan front is opened by way of a traditional cut “steek” – in this way, you never have to work stranded colorwork from the wrong side.

YARDAGE

Three colors of chunky weight yarn

  • 850 (870, 955, 1045, 1130) yards of Sweater Color (“SC”) – shown Light Grey
  • 330 (340, 350, 420, 430) yards of Background Color (“BC”) – shown White
  • 260 (270, 340, 350, 430) yards of Dominant Color (“DC”) – shown Charcoal

YARN

  • Photographed in Classic Elite Ariosa (#4803, #4801 & #4814)
Gauge
  • 15 stitches & 22 rounds = 4″ in single-color stockinette on smaller needle
  • 15 stitches & 15 rounds = 4″ in colorwork on larger needle
Needles
  • One 32″ circular and one set of DPNs in size needed to obtain single-color gauge listed above
  • One 32″ circular and one set of DPNs two sizes larger than Gauge Needle (used for colorwork gauge)
  • Suggested Size: US 10½ (6½mm) & US 13 (9mm)
Finished dimensions
  • 39¼ (43½, 46¾, 51, 54¼)” garment circumference at chest
  • Designer recommends 6-7″ of positive ease
Sizes
  • Men’s S (M, L, XL, XXL)
Jared Flood
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Jared Flood

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