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Designer: Sarah Solomon

BARNES is a relaxed, set-in sleeve cardigan featuring a sumptuous shawl collar, generous fold-back cuffs and deep inset pockets. It Is knit in pieces from the bottom up in classic repeating cables and the placket is worked along with the front pieces with integrated yarnover buttonholes for minimal finishing. Generous sizing and the timeless shape makes this a cozy layering sweater for just about anyone.



A (B, C, D, E, F, G, H) 


Chest: 41 ½ (46, 50 ½, 55, 60, 64 ½, 69, 73 ½)" / 105.5 (117, 128.5, 139.5, 152.5, 164, 175.5, 186.5) cm. Intended to be worn with 8–12" / 20.5–30.5 cm of positive ease. Shown in size B modeled with 12" / 30 cm positive ease


Harrisville Designs Shear Merino-Dorset Aran weight

100% undyed American Wool/210 yards per 100 g skein

8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12) skeins, or 1675 (1804, 1910, 1986, 2124, 2206, 2304, 2404) yards of Aran weight yarn.


Main Fabric Needle: US 9 (5.5 mm): 32" circular

Pocket Lining Needle: US 8 (5.0 mm): 24" circular or straight needles

Adjust your needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.


21 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in charted cable patterns on Main Fabric Needle, after wet-blocking

14 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in moss stitch pattern on Main Fabric Needle, after wet-blocking

16-st Braided Cable = 3" / 7.5 cm after wet-blocking

16 sts and 25 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on Pocket Lining Needle


Removable stitch markers

Cable needle

Spare needle or waste yarn

Tapestry needle

7 (7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8) 5/8" or 7/8" / 15–17 mm buttons

Strong, thin sock yarn or quilter’s silk to sew on your buttons



Chart reading


Mattress Stitch

Picking up stitches


• Body pieces are worked flat, from the bottom up.

• The shawl collar is worked along with each front piece with integrated yarnover buttonholes. Placket edging and shaping are planned for when the shawl collar will roll over to the expose the WS. Outside edge of placket begins with 3 I-Cord sts. These are slipped with yarn in front on RS rows and knitted on WS rows.

• A collar extension is picked up and worked from the back neck to match the width of the front shawl pieces.

• The front shawls are then seamed to the sides of the back extension in finishing.

• A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

• Slip stitch edges are used throughout to reduce bulk and assist with seaming.

• Ribs all have an odd multiple so that two knits meet at the edge to achieve a smoother join.

• When swatching, note your row gauge both before and after wet blocking. If there is a difference, the lengths specified in the pattern will not be accurate until after blocking. Be sure to work to the specified chart rows in each section to ensure lengths will be accurate in the finished garment.

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