With the same name as my favorite restaurant in Austin, Texas, and a wonderfully textured, cabled cardigan, this project was destined to be a part of Yarn Loop. Details and patterns abount to make this a challenging and fun project for those knitters who get bored halfway through a garment. The bulky yarn makes the project go quickly on this classic, timeless design. The contrasting color (CC) found in the pocket linings adds just a touch on intrigue and fun.
Gift Kit includes Metropolitan Knits by Melissa Wehrle (pattern on page 65), selected Main Color (MC) yarn, and 1 full skein Lamb's Pride Bulky in Blooming Fuschia or 1/4 skein (119.5 yds) Wild Rose Heather for CC. This is a great cool weather gift to your favorite knitter (even if that happens to be you!).
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Any Worsted Weight Yarn. Shown in O-Wool Classic Worsted (100% Certified Organic Merino Wool; 50g/99yds): 12 (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) Skeins MC, 1 Skein CC
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co (85% Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125yds): 10 (11, 11, 12, 13, 14) Skeins, 1 Skein CC
ALTERNATE YARN: Ecological Wool (100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool; 250g/478yds): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) Skeins, 1 Skein CC. Available in 18 natural colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: Eco+ (100% Undyed Peruvian Highland Wool; 250g/478yds): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) Skeins, 1 Skein CC. Available in these colors.
NEEDLES: US 9 / 5.5mm 24" circular needle, US 8 / 5.0mm 24" Circular needle or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders, Cable needle, Tapestry needle, 1" buttons (6)
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
GAUGE: 15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)" shown with 3-4" positive ease
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-36.5 (38.5, 40.5, 43.5, 48, 52.5)", Waist 32 (34, 36.5, 39.5, 43.5, 48), Hips-37.5 (39.5, 41.5, 46, 50, 54.5)"
YARDAGE: 1188 - 1683 yds
A note from Melissa-During shaping, if there are not enough stitches to work a complete cable, work the stitches of the partial cable in stockinette. The front bands and shawl collar are worked in two mirror-image pieces that are seamed together at the center back neck, then sewn to the front edges of the cardigan. I find that the bind-off edge of a shawl collar can sometimes look untidy, so I have chosen not to pick up the stitches for the bands and the collar along the edges of the garment. Instead, the bind-off edge of the assembled collar and bands is sewn to the body, leaving the cast-on edge showing (which looks much nicer).
When choosing buttons, make sure they have holes large enough to fit a tapestry needle threaded with a strand of the contrasting color (CC yarn)
Cardigan images courtesy of Interweave Press