Talbot Cardigan by Donna Estin

Talbot Cardigan

February 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1650 - 2750 yards (1509 - 2515 m)
S (M, L, 1X) [2X, 3X, 4X]
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Talbot Cardigan is an airy, asymmetrical cardigan that combines stockinette and lace in a breezy, layering piece. An all-over lace design below the bustline creates a soft, delicate garment that is worked in one piece, flat to the armholes, then divided and joined at the shoulders with three-needle bind off. The overlapping fronts create a slant with off-centered buttons. The division of lace and stockinette provide a clean working area to seam the set-in sleeves. I love a good set-in sleeve. It gives such a polished look to a garment and fits comfortably. Talbot Cardigan accompanies the Special Topics in Finishing article, “Seaming a Set-In Sleeve“ in the Spring 22 issue of Cast On.

Women’s S (M, L, 1X) 2X, 3X, 4X Shown in Size S

Chest circumference, buttoned: 38 (42, 46, 50) 54, 58, 62”/95 (105, 115, 125) 135, 145, 155 cm To be worn with 4”/10cm positive ease

Hazel Knits LIVELY DK, (275yds/251m, 4.5oz/130g, 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon): 6 (7, 7, 8) 9, 10, 10) hanks Sweet and Sour

Total yarn needed: 1380 (1546, 1704, 1884) 2127, 2314, 2477 yds/1262 (1414, 1558, 1723) 1945, 2116, 2265 m

Size 5 (3.75mm) circular 24”/60cm or longer, depending on size, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 6 (4mm) circular 24”/60cm or longer, depending on size, or size needed to obtain gauge

Buttons (5) 5/8”/15mm each
Cable needle (cn)
Stitch holders
Stitch markers (m)
Tapestry needle

In St st: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10cm on smaller needles after blocking

In Vine Lace: 20 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10cm on larger needles after blocking.