Devoted Classic Cardigan Knitting Pattern Download
I've always been inspired by Jane's relationship with her sister, Cassandra. They were best friends and supported each other throughout their lives. What secrets they must have shared; what laughs they must have had; what memories they had created; and what tears they must have endured together! So, every stitch in this cardigan represents their friendship. The Stockinette stitch represents the paper on which Jane wrote her letters to Cassandra and her books. It also represents the happy endings Jane created. The yarnovers represent their thoughts, their hearts, the secrets that they knew of each other, but which we will never truly know. The cable panel aptly named "Hand in Hand" represents their support for each other through the good times and bad.
Finished Size: 26½ (28½, 34¼, 37, 43, 48¾, 53½)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 28½". Modeled with 4" negative ease.
Yarn: Alchemy Yarns Sanctuary (30% silk, 70% wool; 125 yd [114 m]/ 50 g): amethyst, 12 (13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light
Needles: Bodice and Sleeves. Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and double-pointed (dpn) or 16" circular (cir). Skirt and Sleeves. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 40" or longer cir and dpn or 16" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders or waste yarn; waste yarn for Provisional Cast-on; cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; 1" button.
Gauge: 20 sts and 33 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles; See project for complete gauge details.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits Summer 2012