Harding Cardigan Pattern Released

Today is 17th May and all of Norway is celebrating its Constitution Day. It is in short our National Day! To all of you Norwegians out there, and to anyone else who wants to join our celebration: Gratulerer med dagen/Happy Birthday! Michael and I will be watching the parade in our new home town of Ørje.

The Harding Cardigan was first published in the American magazine Interweave Knits Summer 2016. The pattern rights have now reverted back to me and the English pattern is available in my Ravelry store and on Loveknitting. The Norwegian pattern will be published in the magazine Familien at a later date. Brilliant photographer Eivind Røhne captured the beautiful model Silje Andresen/Team Models, with hair & make up by Sissel Fylling and Ivy hanging earrings by Kaja Gjedebo Design, at the National Museum – Architecture in November last year. Here is my introduction to the pattern: An allover telescope lattice gives this long, straight cardigan a textural feel. A cabled rib-cord collar adds a modern look to the Harding Cardigan. Wear it open or close it with a shawl pin or belt.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Finished measurements:
Bust: 85 (90, 96.5, 105.5, 114, 123) cm/33.5 (35.5, 38, 41.5, 45, 48.5)”
Length: 70 (70.5, 72, 72.5, 73.5, 75) cm/27.5 (27.75, 28.25, 28.5, 29, 29.5)”
Sleeve length: 45 (46, 47, 47.5, 48, 48) cm/17.75 (18, 18.5, 18.75, 19, 19)”

Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed, Shelter (100% wool, 50 g, 128 m/140 yards)
https://www.brooklyntweed.com/shop/shelter/
Sample is knitted in Foothills.
10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins; 1203 (1306, 1410, 1541, 1673, 1834) m/1315 (1428, 1542, 1685, 1830, 2005) yds.

Alternative yarns:
Dale Garn, Pure ECO Wool (70% ecological wool, 30% alpaca, 50 g, 112 m/122 yds)
http://dalegarn.no/garn/pure-eco-wool/?sf_paged=3
BC Garn, Loch Lomond (100% wool, 50 g, 155 m/170 yds)
http://www.bcgarn.dk/pi/LOCH_LOMOND_3861_8.aspx
The Fibre Company, Acadia (60% merino wool, 20% silk, 20% alpaca, 50 g, 133 m/145 yds)
http://www.thefibreco.com/product/acadia/
Tahki Stacy Charles, Scotland (100% merino wool, 50 g, 160 m/174 yds)
http://tahkistacycharles.com/product/yarns/scotland/

Needles: 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle (80 cm/32”)
4.5 mm/US 7 DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Cable needle (cn), stitch holder, stitch markers, waste yarn, 4.5 mm/US 7 crochet hook and yarn needle.

Gauge: 22 sts and 27 rows in Telescope lattice measures 10 cm/4” square.
20 sts and 25 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4” square.
26 sts and 18 rows in Cabled Rib Cord measures 10 cm/4” square.

Notes: The back, fronts, and collar are worked back and forth in separate pieces, the sleeves are worked in the round, and the garment is seamed together. During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work a complete cable crossing, work the stitches of the partial cable as they appear.

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