Cushing Isle

A comfortable, wearable, every day sort of cardigan.

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Buy a fully-customized Cushing Isle for $12.50
Buy the traditional Cushing Isle pattern for $7.00

Cushing Isle is a comfortable, relaxed sweater with a touch of elegance. It was created specifically for Cormo 1.0, an incredibly comfortable and fantastic sweater yarn. When this yarn arrived at my house, I knew I wanted to make a sweater out of it that begged to be worn. Not one of those sweaters that you finish and admire for its intricacy and detail, but instead one that you wear every day – for its blend of perfect fit, comfort, and style. I used a Cabled Check pattern on the straight fronts of this sweater, to break up the variegation in the yarn a bit and add some interest. Classic, comfortable 2×2 ribbing trims all of the edges.

It is worked in pieces from the bottom up, and then seamed, with set-in sleeves. The neckline is added after finishing.

You can purchase Cushing Isle in one of two ways:

Featured Materials:
Cormo 1.0 Spirit Trail by Clara Yarn [100% cormo]: 155 yds/142 m per 94 g hank, shown in color Sapphire: 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) hanks or approximately 780 (830, 900, 955, 1055, 1110, 1180, 1250, 1330, 1405, 1530, 1670) yds/ 715 (760, 825, 875, 965, 1015, 1080, 1145, 1215, 1285, 1400, 1530) m for a standard-sized cardigan.

The information below is specific to the traditionally-written Cushing Isle pattern.

Sizes: Twelve sizes; intended to be worn with a couple of inches (or 5 cm) ease in the upper torso. Shown in size 40½’’/102.5 cm. Amy is wearing the sweater with a bit more than 2’’/5 cm ease in the upper torso.

Final Measurements:
Bust measures: 30¼ (32, 33¾, 35¼, 38¾, 40½, 42, 43¾, 45½, 47¼, 50½, 54)”/77 (81.5, 85.5, 90, 98.5, 102.5, 107, 111, 115.5, 120, 128.5, 137) cm
Length from hem to shoulder: 20½ (21¼, 21¾, 22¼, 23, 23½, 24, 24½, 25¼, 25¾, 26, 26½)”/52 (54, 55, 56.5, 58.5, 59.5, 61, 62, 64, 65.5, 66, 67.5) cm

Gauge: 19 sts & 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Recommended needle size of US 7 / 4.5 mm.

All photographs copyright Jonathan Herzog 2014. Model: Amy Herzog. Technical editing by Sandi Rosner.

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