Photo: Kelly Brown / Hinterland 

Photo: Kelly Brown / Hinterland 

Twisted rib, traveling stitches, and tactile patterns in the Pender Cardigan evoke textures of farmland and forest. Knit in soft-spun, chunky Hinterland Watershed, this sweater is perfect for keeping cozy through Pacific Northwest winters.

The fronts, back, and sleeves of the Pender Cardigan are worked separately and seamed together to create a structured shape, and set-in sleeves keep the bulky fabric flattering. Details like the set-in pockets and sideways cuffs and bands add visual interest as well as warmth, and the unconventional joining of the button bands creates a sturdy, snug twisted rib collar.

Intended ease: approximately 6” / 15 cm positive ease in chest
Shown in 38” / 96.5 cm size with 4” / 10 cm positive ease

Yarn: 
Hinterland Watershed 50% Rambouillet, 50% Alpaca, 150 yards / 137 meters per 112g / 3.95 oz skein 7 (8, 8, 9) 9, 10, 11, 11 skeins (shown in “Truffle”) 
Or
Chunky weight yarn
975 (1,100, 1,175, 1,250) 1,325, 1,400, 1,510, 1,600 yards / 890 (1,005, 1,075, 1,145) 1,210, 1,280, 1,380, 1,465 metres

Difficulty: intermediate / experienced

Skills Required: long tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, seaming, picking up stitches, short rows, buttonholes

Schematic included

 Photo: Kelly Brown / Hinterland

Photo: Kelly Brown / Hinterland