Kaw Valley Cardigan by Cheryl Murray

Kaw Valley Cardigan

Knitting
January 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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The Kansas River, known to locals as the “Kaw” winds across Kansas, streaming lazily past downtown Lawrence, Kansas & the Yarn Barn on Massachusetts Street before joining the mighty Missouri River at Kansas City. The Double Wave Cables in this design reflect the gentle current of a river that once carried explorers & steamboats, but today is primarily used for recreation & is the home water for the University of Kansas Women’s Rowing Team. The Kaw Valley Cardigan is the fourth design in the Yarn Barn of Kansas 50th Anniversary Collection.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
The body of the cardigan is worked flat, in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes. Fronts & back are worked flat separately to the shoulders. Shoulders are shaped using German Short Rows & joined using the 3-needle BO technique. Sleeves are picked up around the armholes & worked down to the wrist. Stitches for the front bands & neck are picked up & worked in one piece, using short row shaping to create the shawl collar.

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

FINISHED CHEST SIZES: 39½ (42½, 45¾, 49, 55½, 59¾)”

TO FIT: 30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50)” chest with approx. 8-10” positive ease.

GAUGE: 18 sts/26 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch; 16 sts/24 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Broken Rib.

MATERIALS

  • Highland by Harrisville Designs (100% Virgin Wool), 3.5 oz/100g, 200 yds/180 m. 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins in #80 (Foliage) or approximately 1000 (1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000) yds / 900 (1100, 1300, 1450, 1600, 1800) m of a heavy worsted or aran weight yarn.
  • Size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle, 32” & 40” length
  • Size 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs or small circumference knitting method of choice
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Stitch markers (18 total, 2 markers should be a unique color/style)
  • Removable stitch markers (5)
  • 1¼ “ (32mm) buttons (5)

This pattern is available exclusively from Yarn Barn of Kansas.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, but has not been sample knit in all sizes.

ERRATA (patterns purchased after 1/14/2022 have been revised to include the following changes):
Page 1, Abbreviations & Special Techniques.
Change description of the purl cables to 2/1LPC & 2/1RPC to actually reflect what’s happening on the front of the work.

Page 4, Row 3.
Row 3: K4, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 4 (6, 8, 10, 14, 16) times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 4 (6, 8, 10, 14, 16) times, p2, k4, (p2, k2) 5 times, p2, k4, p2, k4.

Page 4, last line.
Repeat Rows 1-10 (1) time more, then repeat Rows 1-8 once more, ending with a WS row.

Top of Page 5, insert the following:
Attach Pocket Linings
Next Row (RS): Work 10 sts in established pattern. Place next 22 sts on holder for pocket. Knit 22 sts from pocket lining holder. Continue working across row in pattern until 32 sts rem. Place next 22 sts on holder for pocket, knit 22 sts from pocket lining holder. Work rem 10 sts in pattern.

Page 5 make the following changes

Change “Next Row” at the beginning of the body to “Set Up Row (WS).

Modify the Double Wave chart, by cutting existing Row 1 & moving it to be Row 32. This should now match the written text and fix a RS/WS discrepancy.

Page 5 (Body) Row 2
Row 2 (WS): P4, k2, p4, work next row of Double Wave Cable chart one time, p4, k2, p14 (22, 30, 38, 54, 62), rep * to one time, p17, rep to ** one time, p14 (22, 30, 38, 54, 62), rep * to ** one time, p4.

Schematic
Reverse letters “E” & “F” on sleeve schematic