Majestic Tie Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Majestic Tie Cardigan

November 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 - 1490 yards (823 - 1362 m)
31 (343⁄4, 381⁄4, 413⁄4, 451⁄4, 49, 521⁄2)" [78.5 (88, 97, 106, 115, 124 133) cm]
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Errata RLI, RLPI, LLI and LLPI were accidentally omitted from the glossary. Please see the errata for their instructions.

Knit from the top down, the Majestic Tie Cardigan can be tried on and customized as you go. It begins at the center of the back collar with a provisional cast-on (or your favorite cast-on method; see page 24 for information on how to use a different cast-on method). The back collar is knit, then stitches are picked up for the body and sleeves. They are worked together from the top down, while working set-in sleeve shaping. The body has some elegant waist shaping, and there are two options for the sleeves—long or short! Also, be sure to check out page 80 and consider putting a pocket onto each front.

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Finished Size
About 31 (343⁄4, 381⁄4, 413⁄4, 451⁄4, 49, 521⁄2)“ 78.5 (88, 97, 106, 115, 124 133) cm bust circumference, tied closed.
Cardigan shown measures 343⁄4” 88 cm

Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Cascade, Eco + (100% Peruvian Wool, 478 yd 437 m/250 g): #9451 Lake Chelan heather, 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins.

Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular (cir) needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Waste yarn and size U.S. G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook for provisional CO; markers (m); cable needle (cn); holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle.

18 sts and 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.

Provisional cast-on
Multiple stitch patterns at the same time (lattice pattern and stockinette stitch)
Casting on mid row (at underarms)
Using a stitch holder or waste yarn
Lifted increases
Picking up stitches