The lines and planes of our Incline Decline Cardigan employ quiet details and big gestures. Simple garter stitch with stockinette at the seams is the perfect language for the unconventional construction of this very fascinating knit. Each piece (two fronts and two backs) is knit on the bias, which, technically, means that the grain of the fabric is on the diagonal and, practically, means that you increase, decrease, or both at the beginning and end of each row. Seamed together up the center back and along the shoulders, sleeves, and sides, the last step is picking up to knit the garter stitch band and collar. To give a beautiful drape and super-soft feel to the whole thing, we used our gorgeous Cashmere Merino Bloom, a wonderful yarn to accompany you on this fascinating knitting excursion! Please click Product Details, above, for more information about materials, gauge, and sizing.
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20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
39 (42, 47, 51) (55, 59, 63, 67)
To fit actual chest circumference of 31–35 (34–38, 39–43, 43–47) (47–51, 51–55, 56–60, 59–63) inches, with approximately 4–8 inches of ease
SAMPLE: The sweater pictured here is size 42, worn with 8 inches of ease.