Chrysler Cardigan

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This pattern was originally published in the Summer 2015 issue of Interweave Knits, but is now also available as an individual pdf download.

“I was challenged to create a cardigan inspired by the classic Cowichan sweater, but also drawing inspiration from my own town, New York City. Though it could not be more different from the scenic shores of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, I eagerly accepted the task! I chose the beautiful Chrysler building in Manhattan as my muse. I have always admired the elegant art-deco ornamentation that seems to cover every surface of this gleaming architectural icon, and I was delighted to bring elements of this to life in my own design.” ~ Alexis Winslow. The Chrysler Cardigan is worked in the round and, thanks to the yoke construction, requires only one steek down the front opening.



31 (34¼, 37½, 42¼, 45½, 50¼)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34¼”, modeled with 1¾” of negative ease.


Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Sport (100% wool; 184 yd 168 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #701 stone (MC), 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 10) balls; #730 natural (CC), 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls.


Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; six 5/8” buttons.


25 sts and 35 rnds = 4” in St st on larger needle; 25 sts and 28 rnds = 4” in charted pattern on larger needle.



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