The Cambridge Cardigan sample has come back to me from Interweave (Knits Fall 2018 issue) and so has the rights, hence I have released the English pattern in my Ravelry store and on LoveCrafts. I organised a KAL for this last autumn and you can see all the wonderful results on the pattern page. On the cover you see it worn by the gorgeous Emma Ross, with hair and make-up by Sissel Fylling and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design, brilliantly captured by Eivind Røhne at the Oslofjord Museum at Vollen in Asker in May.
The Cambridge Cardigan is the quintessential collegiate cardigan. Inspired by Scottish tartans, this preppy, oversized cardigan is ready for a chilly library, reading on the quad, or for a visit to the local pub. The body of this project is worked in the round and steeked at the center and armholes.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Shown in size Large
Skill level: Experienced
Bust: 87 (96, 102, 111, 126.5, 133) cm/34.25 (37.75, 40.25, 43.75, 49.75, 52.25)“
Length: 74 (75, 76, 77, 78, 79) cm/29 (29.25, 30, 30.25, 30.75, 31)”
Sleeve length: 49 (50, 51, 51, 51, 51) cm/19.25 (19.75, 20, 20, 20, 20)“
Intended Ease: + 5-10 cm/2-4”
Sample shown is 111 cm/43.75” with + 40.5 cm/16” ease on model.
Yarn: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% wool, 105 m/115 yds, 25 g):
MC: Storm 243 (gray-green); 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.
CC1: Granite 122 (light gray): 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 7) skeins.
CC2: Cinnamon 576 (orange): 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.
Total meterage/yardage: 1577–2524 m/1725-2760 yds.
Needles: 3.25 mm/US 3 circular needle (30, 40 and 80 cm/12”, 16” and 32”).
3 mm/US 2.5 circular needle (30, 40, 80 and 100 cm/12”, 16”, 32” and 40”)
Adjust needle size as needed to match gauge.
Notions: Waste yarn for markers, markers (removable) and yarn needle.
Crochet hook or sewing machine or 3-pronged plus 5-pronged felting needle with brush/platform (see video) for steeks and if preferred 1 m/1 yd bias binding to cover steek at armhole.
9 (15 mm/5/8”) buttons.
Gauge: 24 sts and 33 rows in st st using 3.25 mm/US 3 needle measures 10 cm/4” square.
24 sts and 33 rows in stranded colorwork in st st using 3.25 mm/US 3 needle measures 10 cm/4” in square.
Notes: The cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up through the hem, then joined and worked in the round with steeks at center front and armhole openings. The sleeves are worked in the round, with the sleeve cap worked flat.
Duplicate stitch or Crochet slip stitch:
The sample is worked with duplicate stitch on vertical lines in CC2 on the center two boxes on the back and five boxes closest to the opening on each front while the original plan was to do it all over hence the pattern text specifies all. So you knit the center stitch of the pattern repeat with the CC1 or MC (depending on the rnd) and then either use duplicate stitch or slip stitch crochet with CC2.
Tip: You might find it easier to purl the stitch instead of knit to make the duplicate stitch more even.