Woodfords

Woodfords

Textured Wrap Cardigan

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Ward off the morning chill in a drafty old house with an open-front cardigan of feather-light Loft. Elizabeth Doherty is known for assembling classic, tailored garments from unexpected shapes; here she has created a modern drop-shoulder cardigan with a relaxed air. Woodfords is a delicious puzzle in seamless construction, sure to appeal to knitters who love inventive shapes and new approaches. Decorative lateral braids highlight directional shifts in the knitting and also add structure to an elastic fabric of broken and seeded rib. Short rows cleverly concealed in the textured fabric produce a comfortable fit at the shoulders and sleeve caps. Woodfords is a garment you can throw on over casual outfits or dress up for work. Choose a size close to your actual bust measurement if you prefer a trimmer silhouette, keeping in mind that dimensions are given with the fronts overlapped and the cardigan will be roomier when left to hang open. We’ve styled it with about two inches of ease.

YARDAGE

  • 1610 (1725, 1935, 2135, 2420, 2460, 2920) yards of fingering weight yarn

YARN

  • 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Fossil
Gauge
  • 23 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in Broken Rib with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 21½ stitches & 40 rows = 4″ in Seeded Rib with Size D needle, after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric):

  • One each 16″, 24″, and 40″ circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Braid):

  • One 40″ circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (for Skirt):

  • One 40″ circular needle one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size D (for Skirt):

  • One 40″ circular needle two sizes larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

*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
  • 34½ (37¼, 41½, 45½, 49¾, 52½, 56¾)” circumference at bust (with fronts overlapping to approximate back width)
  • Intended Ease: + 4–6″
  • Sample shown is size 37¼” with +2¼” of ease on model

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

  • Backward Loop Increase
  • Short Row (Wrap & Turn Method)
  • Joinery Bind Off
Elizabeth Doherty
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Elizabeth Doherty