Dusty Cardigan

$6.95Price

Dusty is worked from the top down in one piece using short-row shaping on the shoulders. The cardigan features an off-center, one-button closure on the front with a lace border reminiscent to hops growing on tall frames.A-line shaping worked a distance away from sides on the Fronts and the Back gives this cardigan a sophisticated drape. 

 

The Sleeves are worked by picking up stitches around the armholes and short-row shaping is used to achieve the look of a traditional set-in sleeve. Borders are worked in I-cord for a nice, clean look.The sample is worked in Mad Tosh DK Twist, which is a hand-dyed yarn. With this or any hand-dyed yarn, I suggest alternating skeins every 2 rows to eliminate any noticeable color differences between the skeins.

The inspiration comes from my husband, and his zeal for making a really good beer at home. There is a smallish craft brewery in Northern Indiana called 3 Floyds, and they make a really tasty, hoppy beer called Zombie Dust. It is complex in flavor, with a good mix of hops, including my favorite citra hops. My husband makes a flattering imitation, and his version is Walker Dust. 

 

Dusty (the cardigan) also has some complexity at the beginning, but the result is a well fitting cardigan. The short rows on the shoulders and in the sleeves insure that good fit, the a-line shaping makes the cardigan flattering, and the asymmetrical fronts make it interesting! 

 

Skill Level 
Intermediate

 

Finished Size 
Bust: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54, 57, 60) in 
84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5, 137, 145, 152.5) cm

Hem: 43 (46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64, 67, 70) in 
109 (117, 124.5, 132, 139.5, 147.5, 155, 162.5, 170, 178) cm

Length: 26 (26, 26, 27, 27, 27, 27, 28, 28, 28) in 
66 (66, 66, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5, 68.5, 71, 71, 71) cm

 

Gauge 
17.25 sts & 24 rows = 4 in or 10 cm in St st

 

Materials 
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Mad Tosh DK Twist, 100% merino wool, 250 yds/229 m, color Fog

or 1110 (1190, 1280, 1420, 1510, 1600, 1690, 1850, 1940, 2030) yds/1010 (1090, 1170, 1300, 1380, 1470, 1550, 1690, 1780, 1860) m DK-weight yarn

Size 8 US/5 mm 36-in/91-cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge 
Size 8 US/5 mm 16-in/40-cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge 
Size 8 US/5 mm double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge 
Stitch markers, 2 locking and 8 non-locking, 2 in color A, 4 in color B, 2 in color C 
2 large stitch holders 
Tapestry needle 
1.25-in button

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Thanks for your support - Cheryl

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