Lyrical Knits Swift River Cardigan PDF
The Swift River Cardigan from Lyrical Knits is a cool-weather wardrobe essential perfect for layering over a wide range of outfits. Worked from the shoulders-down, the set-in sleeves of the cardigan are created simultaneously with the upper bodice in a technique originally described by Barbara Walker. Make it in a light sport weight yarn for a light, drapey cardigan, or in a true DK weight for a more substantial, cozy jacket. The garter stitch collar and edging are worked along with the bodice, as are the pockets. One seam is necessary to close the side of the pocket, but the garment is otherwise seamless. The cardigan has gentle A-Line shaping with no waist shaping for a loose, easy fit. Wear it open, or close it with the addition of a button and crocheted-loop closure.
Sizes: to fit 29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50)” bust
Finished Measurements: 29¼ (32, 35¼, 38, 41¼, 44, 47¼, 50)” bust
Yarn Requirements: 1300 (1425, 1550, 1675, 1750, 1875, 2000, 2145) yards of sport/light DK weight yarn, sush as Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 115g/344yds)
Needles: US 6 (4.00mm) 24” circular and DPNs (or size needle required to achieve gauge)
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle (blocked)
23½ sts and 34 rows = 4” in garter st on larger needle (blocked)
PDF updated 9/17/2014.