Trefoil Cardigan

Trefoil Cardigan is only available as part of a print collection “November Knits” from Interweave Press

Trefoil Cardigan

Trefoil Cardigan is an updated version of the familiar, and now retro, yoked sweater of the 1970’s. This design has waist shaping and a lower neckline creating a more feminine and modern look. The addition of pockets allows the wearer some casualness and practicality, and the contrast lining adds a fun pop of color to the lower body. The Fair Isle patterning at the yoke is a subtler rendition of the typically large (and often garish) motifs that were seen in the past. As this is knit in a 100% Shetland Wool, steeks are easily incorporated allowing the knitter to work in the round and then cut their knitting without fear of unraveling!

Ninian is the perfect cardi to throw on with jeans on a crisp fall day!

Finished Size
31 ¼ (35 ½, 39 ½, 43 ¾, 48, 52) inches bust circumference, buttoned. This garment is designed for a close fit with zero ease.
Shown in 35 ½ inches.

Yarn
Jamieson’s, Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool; 115 yd [105m]/ 25g): #150 Atlantic (MC), 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls; #1010 Seabright (CC1), #259 Leprechaun (CC2), # 127 Ecology Pebble (CC3), #390 Daffodil (CC4), #271 Flame (CC5), 1 ball each.

Needles
Body and Ribbing: Size US 4 (3.5mm): 16″ (40 cm), 24″ (60 cm) and 32″ (80 cm) circular (cir) needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn).
Buttonbands: Size US 3 (3.25mm) 24″ (60 cm) cir.
Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

 Notions
Markers (m); waste yarn; tapestry needle; ten ½” buttons.

Gauge
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needles worked in rounds.