Skew

Skew

Striped Drape-Front Cardigan

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Wrap up in cozy style. This graphic cardigan translates all the energy and impact of striped triangular shawls into an eminently wearable blanket-front sweater. Skew is worked top down from the neck ribbing, then front stitches are put on hold while you establish the triangle at the back. Then the whole yoke is worked at once, stitches are set aside for the sleeves, and the work continues to the ribbed hem. All the back increases are completed at the center to maintain the chevrons, but balanced by decreases at the sides so that the fronts are not angled. Gently sinuous raglan shaping at the fronts ensures a comfortable and flattering fit through the shoulders and slim sleeves. Elegant and rustic at once, Skew will easily find a home in any wardrobe. Choose two high-contrast colors from the Shelter palette, try a subtle harmony of your favorite neutrals, or change the look by using odd skeins or a gradient of hues in the stripes.

YARDAGE

Worsted weight yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 910 (965, 1055, 1140, 1265, 1365) yards Color 1 (C1)
  • 540 (570, 625, 675, 750, 810) yards Color 2 (C2)

YARN

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g):

  • 7 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins C1 and 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins C2
  • Photographed in Postcard (C1) and Wool Socks (C2)
Gauge
  • 19 stitches & 27 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One 32″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for ribbing):

  • One 32″ circular and one set of DPNs*, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*32″ circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

Finished dimensions
  • 32¼ (34, 36¼, 38¾, 41, 45¼)” circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
  • Intended Ease: +1–2″
  • Sample shown is size 36″ with +1″ ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

  • Provisional Cast On
  • Modified Kitchener Technique
  • Short Rows (Wrap & Turn Method)
  • Wet-Blocking
Kyoko Nakayoshi
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