Swans Island Eleanor Cardigan PDF
The Eleanor Cardigan from Swans Island is a simple, seamless cardigan featuring an all-over fun-to-knit smocked texture pattern. The contrast of the ribbed sleeves gives a modern feel to this versatile piece. Knit a bit longer than usual, the sleeves can be turned up at the cuff or left long to keep your hands warm on a chilly day. Curl up by the fire to enjoy knitting or relaxing in this comfortable, classic cardigan. This sweater begins with the body knit in one piece from the bottom up to the armholes, where the fronts and back are completed separately and joined at the shoulder using a three-needle bind-off. Sleeve stitches are picked up from around the armhole and knit down to the cuff in the round with short-rows shaping the sleeve caps. Stitch pattern is both charted and written out.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust circumference – 31 (35¼, 39¾, 44, 48½, 52¾)" with 1½" overlapping button band
Length – 22½ (23¼, 24, 24¾, 25½, 26)"
Yarn Requirements: 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) hanks Swans Island Worsted, (100% Organic Merino Wool; 100g/250yds), shown in color YW221 Sea Smoke
Needles: US 6 (4.00mm) 16" & 32" circulars and DPNs
5½ sts and 7 rows/rnds = 1" in Smocked Rib
6 sts and 7 rows/rnds = 1" in K2, p2 Rib