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Diagonal Rib Cardigan

  • The Diagonal Rib Cardigan was originally published in 1946 and is an elegant transitional garment knitted in a DK weight yarn for speed of knitting and extra warmth. This cardigan has a longer line than garments from earlier in the 1940s and features a deep welt and a stunning diagonal rib pattern. The inset sleeves and v-neck give this cardigan an almost jacket-like quality. The cardigan is knitted in separate flat pieces and sewn together.

    Diagonal Rib Cardigan is knitted using Susan Crawford Wold DK, an exclusive blend of the wool of three British sheep breeds known for their beautiful fleeces, Southdown, Bluefaced Leicester and Shetland, creating a fabulously soft yarn with bounce and spring. Shown here in shade Cyclamin.

    Our model Miranda is shown wearing the first size to fit chest 81-86cm (32-34in).

    The pattern includes instructions for four sizes to fit chest measurements between 81cm (32in) and 131cm (52in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

  • Yarn
    Susan Crawford Wold DK, 100% British wool; 50% Southdown, 25% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% white Shetland (197m / 215yds per 100g skein approx)

    8 (9, 12, 13) skeins, shade Cyclamin

    Suggested needles
    1 pair 3.25mm (US 5) needles
    1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles

    1 pattern repeat of 12 sts = 4cm (1.5in) using 4mm needles
    30 sts and 30 rows = 10cm (4in) using 4mm needles over stitch pattern

    7 buttons

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
    Increases and decreases
    Simple textured stitch
    Sewing up

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