#07 Southwestern Band Cardigan by Norah Gaughan

#07 Southwestern Band Cardigan

Knitting
November 1989
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork using larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2000 yards (1829 m)
Oversized to fit most
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With motifs borrowed from Southwest Indian textiles, the oversized body of this cardigan is balanced by narrow sleeves and a high V-neck. Though it uses a combination of intarsia and stranded colorwork in the vivid border, duplicate stitch adds the final flourish of color, so it’s easier than it may look. I had fun with my button collection by using a variety of colors and materials.

KNITTED MEASUREMENTS
Bust (buttoned) 57”/142.5cm
Length 28”/71cm
Upper Arm 17”/43cm

Original Yarn
Classic Elite Yarns Paisley (wool/viscose rayon)
• 11 balls in in #1775 Mushroom (MC)
• 8 balls in #1752 Dark Purple (A)
• 2 balls in #1772 Aqua (B)
• 1 ball each in #1753 Cranberry (C), #1704 Peacock (D), and #1784 Gold (E)

Substitute Yarn
Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool (washable wool)
• 9 balls in in 7836 Taupe (MC)
• 7 balls in 78196 Root Beer (A)
• 2 balls each in 7814 Mallard (B)
• 1 ball each in 7853 Crimson (C), 7849 Lapis (D), and 7881 Patina (E)