Aberfoyle Cardigan

Inspiration comes from all kinds of places.  Sometimes its the world around you, the yarn you are working with, a piece of clothing you know and love, but sometimes it is simply the need to create a design to meet a certain set of parameters.  In the case of Three From the Top, we set out to make cardigans in 3 different top down shapes: Raglan, Yoke and Set-In Sleeves.

Aberfoyle is the yoked cardigan design.  Yoked cardigans work best when they have detail that follows the line of the yoke.  In this case, the drapey half treble ribbing that make up the body are offset by the contrast colour eyelet details.  The shape of this cardigan works with most body shapes and ages.  There is a reason that yoked cardigans have been so popular across the world in knitting and crochet history!!

Aberfoyle cardigan is a classic, simple, top-down, circular yoke cardigan. It features a pretty eyelet detail in the contrast stripes at yoke, hem and cuff. Crab stitch edging gives an easy professional finish.

Aberfoyle forms part of the Three From The Top collection of cardigans. Whether you are new to crocheting garments and looking for easy, well explained patterns or an experienced crocheter looking for stylish, wearable patterns this is the book for you. Each design has a timeless quality to it and is sure to be loved and worn for many years. With detailed notes on everything from choosing the right size and making simple fit adjustments to professional finishing and care advice; you will learn more than just how to make the three cardigans projects.

Size
{0-6m, 12-18m, 2y, 4y, 6y, 8y, 10y}[XS, S, M, L](1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) 
To fit chest/bust: 
{43, 48, 53, 58, 64, 67, 71}[76, 86, 97, 107](117, 127, 137, 147, 157)cm
{17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28}[30, 34, 38, 42](46, 50, 54, 58, 62)in
Finished chest/bust: 
{46, 51, 57, 61, 66, 69, 75}[80, 88, 98, 110](118, 128, 138, 148, 158)cm
{18.25, 20.25, 22.75, 24, 26.25, 27.25, 29.75}[31.75, 35, 39, 43.75](47, 51, 55, 59, 63)in
Pattern is designed to be worn with a small amount of positive ease. Choose a size just larger than your bust/chest measurement.

Materials
{2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6}[7, 7, 8, 9](10, 11, 12,13, 13) 50g balls of Eden Cottage YarnsMilburn (4ply, 85% British Blue Faced Leicester wool, 15% silk, 200m/218yds) in MC
{1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1}[1, 1, 2, 2](2, 2, 2, 2,2) 50g balls of Eden Cottage YarnsMilburn (4ply, 85% British Blue Faced Leicester wool, 15% silk, 200m/218yds) in CC
Adult sample uses Misty Woods as MC and Natural as CC, child sample uses Natural as MC and Misty Woods as CC. 
3.5mm hook
3mm hook
{5}[6](7) buttons, 0.75in/ 2cm in diameter
{5}[6](7) removable stitch markers

Tension
24 sts and 17 rows in half trebles in back loop to 4in/ 10cm using 3.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)

Skill level - Easy

Skills Used
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working in the round, crossed stitches (explained), crab stitch (explained), missing stitches, increasing, decreasing.

Construction
Worked seamlessly in one piece from the top down, starting at the neckband. The yoke is increased evenly across the row to the underarm. Body is split from the sleeves. Body is worked with
waist shaping if desired in adult sizes. Sleeves are worked directly onto the body. Patch pockets are sewn on if desired.

This pattern is written in Standard UK crochet terminology with US conversions given in brackets.

You can buy the print version here for £12

Alternatively you can purchase the PDF from Ravelry for £10


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