Named after rectangular pillars used decoratively in classical architecture, the Pilaster Cardigan features an allover textural motif, upon which protrude slender columns of horseshoe cables spanning the back and the fronts, before extending into a collar to gently cradle the neck. The silhouette is longline and minimal, but without sacrificing the grace of well-fitting set-in sleeves, incorporated I-Cord selvedges at the exposed edges, and hem vents at the hips to balance length. And worked in polished, fine-gauge Peerie, Pilaster yields a garment with such luster and drape — well worth the time and effort. Designed by Julie Hoover.
Finished Measurements: 35 (40.5, 46, 51.5, 57)" bust circumference with fronts overlapping; +4-6" intended ease; 22 (22.5, 23, 23.5, 24)" length from underarm to hem; 15.5 (15.5, 15.75, 15.75, 15.75)" sleeve length from underarm to cuff
Yarn: 9 (10, 11, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Peerie
Featured in color 619 Vintner
Needles and Notions: US 6 24" circular or straight needles, stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins, blocking wires (optional)
Gauge: 23 stitches & 37 rows = 4" in Texture Chart pattern; 28 stitches & 37 rows = 4" in Cable Chart pattern