Empire

Knit With Me is a collection of 12 designs by Gudrun Johnston in collaboration with Quince & Co.

This pattern can be purchased individually here or as part of the collection “Knit With Me” here.

Empire

This cardigan is worked bottom up in one piece dividing at the armholes to work fronts and back separately. The sleeves are then formed by picking up sts around the armhole and working short rows to shape the caps.

Finished measurements

30 ½ (32 ½, 34 ½, 36 ½, 38 ½, 40 ½, 42 ½, 44 ½, 46 ½, 48 ½, 50 ½)” [77.5 (82.5, 87.5, 92.5, 98, 103, 108, 113, 118, 123, 128) cm] bust

circumference, closed

Shown in 34 ¼” [87.5 cm] and 36 ½” [92.5 cm] with no ease.

Yarn

Chickadee by Quince & Co. (100% American wool; 181 yd [166 m] / 50g)

5 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins Twig 119 or Bird’s Egg 106

Or 905 (965, 1025, 1085, 1150, 1200, 1270, 1330, 1450, 1500, 1550) yd sport weight yarn.

Needles

One 16″ and 32″ circular needle (circ) in size US 5 [3.75 mm]

One set double-pointed needles (dpns) in size US 5 [3.75 mm] or one 40″ circ if using magic loop to work sleeves

One 32″ circ in size US 4 [3.5 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

Stitch markers (m)

Stitch holders or waste yarn

Tapestry needle

8 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10) 7/8″ buttons and matching thread

Gauge

24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ in stockinette st with larger needles, after blocking.