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Heidi Atwood

for Heidi Atwood-Reeves   2014

Quinnipiac Cardigan

At less than 50 miles long the Quinnipiac River is small, and passing over it on the "Q" bridge in New Haven, Connecticut, it doesn't look like much. But a few miles upstream, where the urban landscape thins and trees crowd the banks, it's easy to see why this river is special. The calm waters and wooded terrain are the perfect backdrop for leisurely afternoon canoe trips. 
Inspired by this sylvan Connecticut waterway, the Quinnipiac Cardigan is easy to wear. It's also a pleasure to knit.

Quinnipiac is constructed using the top down, simultaneous set in sleeve construction described by Barbara Walker. The upper back is worked first, and then stitches are picked up across the top of the shoulders to make the cardigan’s upper front. Once the upper body is completed, stitches are picked up along each shoulder to form the sleeves. For knitters unfamiliar with this construction method, diagrams illustrate how the upper body is formed. The body is knit straight with no additional shaping, as the cardigan is meant to be worn open. Finally, the button band and collar are knit last from stitches picked up around the cardigan edges.

Pattern Detail

  • totem pole lace is charted
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • all season
  • top-down, partly circular
  • finished bust measurement: 32½(36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches; 82(91, 102, 112, 122, 132) cm
  • digital PDF has 7 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 22.0 st st
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