Soay

Soay can be purchased individually for $6.50

Soay

This cardigan is worked bottom up in one piece, dividing at the armholes to work fronts and back separately. The sleeves are knitted seamlessly by picking up stitches around the armhole and working short rows to shape the cap. The button bands and neck are finished with a clean i-cord bind off.

Finished measurements

29 ½ (31 ½, 33, 35, 36 ¼, 38 ¼, 40 ¼, 42 ¼, 44 ¼, 46 ¼, 48 ¼, 50 ¼)” [75 (80, 84, 89, 92, 97, 102, 107.5, 112.5, 117.5, 122.5, 127.5) cm]

bust circumference, closed

Shown in size 29 ½” [75 cm] with ½” negative ease and in size 35″ [89 cm] with 1 ½” of negative ease.

Yarn

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

4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins Pomegranate 112 or Honey 123

Or 700 (750, 800, 850, 900, 950, 1050, 1100, 1150, 1250, 1300, 1400) yd sport weight yarn.

Needles

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

One set of 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]

One set dpns in size US 4 [3.5 mm]

Or size to obtain gauge

Notions

Stitch markers (m)

Tapestry needle

Waste yarn

Five 5/8″ buttons

Gauge

24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stockinette st with larger needles, after blocking.

26 sts and 36 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in rib pattern with larger needles, gently stretched.