The Christine Redfern Cardigan
The body of this cardigan is worked in one piece to the underarms, then divided for back and fronts. The sleeve is a classic set in version. The stitch patterns are written in text and are charted. The high shawl collar is a dressmaker style with shaping to encourage it to roll into shape. It is sewn into place. The knit in, garter stitch bands are fastened with a shawl pin. Optional waistline shaping has been included in the pattern instructions.
Ball band gauge for yarn specified: 17 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) on 5 mm needles.
Garment gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches (10 cm) and 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in Body Stitch Pattern after blocking.
6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Briggs & Little Heritage, in colour 12 Medium Grey:
100% pure wool 2 ply Aran weight, approximately 215 yds (196 m) to 4 oz (113 g).
5 mm (# 8 US) 32 inch (80 cm) long circular.
Stitch markers in several colours.