Step 5: Master Class Cardigan

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Step 5: Master Class Cardigan

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The holy grail of fair isle projects, this cardigan combines flat and in-the-round fair isle with blocking and seaming.

Sizes

XS/S
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
37 ins [94 cm]
M
36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
41 ins [104 cm]
L
40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
45 ins [115.5 cm]
XL
44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
49 ins [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL
48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
56 ins [142 cm]
4/5 XL
56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
63 ins [160 cm]
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Customize your kit

The materials for this project cost $105.88

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 XL
  • 4/5 XL
To fit bust measurement
28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust measurement
37 ins [94 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Mercury, 77044Edit Color
$42.45

Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Emerald, 77708Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast B

Classic Wool Worsted | Lemongrass, 77223Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast C

Classic Wool Worsted | Aran, 00202Edit Color
$8.49

Contrast D

Classic Wool Worsted | Paprika, 00238 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
$8.49

Patons Pattern Book:

Next Steps Eight - Fair Isle Knitting | Next Steps Eight, 501002Edit Version
$4.95

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Single Point Knitting Needles 13"-14"

Size 6/4mm
$5.99

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm
$8.49

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$4.05

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons.

The materials for this project cost $105.88

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

P2togtbl = purl 2 stitches together through back loops

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
XS/S 28-34 ins [71-86.5 cm]
M 36-38 ins [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42 ins [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46 ins [112-117 cm]
2/3 XL 48-54 ins [122-137 cm]
4/5 XL 56-62 ins [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust measurement
XS/S 37 ins [94 cm]
M 41 ins [104 cm]
L 45 ins [115.5 cm]
XL 49 ins [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL 56 ins [142 cm]
4/5 XL 63 ins [160 cm]

MATERIALS

Cardigan
Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3 XL4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Mercury (77044)
566789
Contrast A
Emerald (77708)
111222
Contrast B
Lemongrass (77223)
111222
Contrast C
Aran (00202)
111222
Contrast D
Paprika ()
111111
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90.5 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. 3 stitch holders. 5 buttons.

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles. 21.5 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in Fair Isle pat with larger needles.

501002-cover-Next Steps Eight - Fair Isle Knitting
Digital book - $3.95
Hard copy - $4.95