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Back Cove Cardigan is $12.50.

Back Cove Cardigan by Amy Herzog

This woodsy, cabled cardigan is a perfect match for a chilly fall hike - or thinking about a chilly fall hike at another time of the year! I designed it for my fall 2016 "make wear love" retreat, and features simple-to-knit but intricate-looking basketweave cables on the front and back. The sleeves, hem, and mock turtleneck are trimmed with a classic 2x2 ribbing, but the cardigan is closed with a tidy i-cord edge. To ensure that the cable panels don't overlap with any shaping, Back Cove is a straight-sided design.

Two notes on this design: First, please swatch in Reverse Stockinette stitch. Additional stitches to compensate for cable "suckage" will be added automatically by CustomFit.

Second, cabled designs in CustomFit are intermediate - advanced level, for two reasons. First, explicit set-up instructions are given for the cable panels only; you will be responsible for managing any partial repeats of ribbing outside the cable panels. Finally, since the cable panels are fixed in their stitch counts, I strongly suggest using a DK-light worsted weight yarn to ensure a similar sized cable panel to the garment shown.

Back Cove Cardigan is a straight design, so your sweater pattern will have no waist shaping. The hem and chest/bust will be equal. You can use any measurement set to create this pattern.

Back Cove Cardigan uses the following design choices:

  • Style: cardigan
  • Silhouette: Straight silhouette
  • Length: Low-hip length
  • Sleeves: Full-length tapered sleeve
  • Neck style: Narrow-width crew neck
  • Neck depth: 3"/7.5 cm below shoulders
  • Finishing:
    • Hem edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 2¼"/5.5 cm
    • Sleeve edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 4½"/11.5 cm
    • Neck edging and height: 2x2 Ribbing, 3"/7.5 cm
    • Button band edging and height: Icord Stitch, ½"/1.5 cm

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