Solstice Cardigan




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By Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Solstice Cardigan is a cozy, easy to wear cardigan knitted in the incredibly soft and quick to knit Quince & Co. Osprey. It is worked in one piece from the top down.

Solstice is cast on at the top of the back of the collar and this part of the collar is worked in rib to the neck. Then the yoke shaping and body pattern stitches begin and stitches for the front collar sections are cast on then the sweater is continued in one piece (except for the pockets). The ribbing at the waist provides a simple bit of waist shaping. Once the body is complete, the CO edges of the front collar sections are seamed to the sides of the back collar section.

The pattern stitches and shaping are all formed using easy techniques. The body section is worked in a Twisted Stockinette Stitch (knit all sts through the back loop on the RS, and purl as usual on the WS) and the “cables” on the sleeve are Faux Cables that use a fun drop stitch technique and no cable needle is needed.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
31½ (33½, 36¾, 40, 43¼, 46½, 49½, 52¾, 56)" [80 (85, 93.5, 101.5, 110, 118, 125.5, 134, 142) cm] at bust

YARN:
Quince & Co. Osprey shown in Chanterelle 118 / 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins

NEEDLES:
29" circular in size US 10½ [6.5 mm] / set dpns in size US 10½ [6.5 mm]

GAUGE:
15 sts and 21 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in pattern stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Increasing, decreasing, cable cast on, backward loop cast on, twisted stitches, seaming. Instructions for cast ons included.

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