Finished Measurements
34, 36, 38 1/4, 40 1/2, 42 3/4, 45, 47, 49, 51 1/2” bust/chest circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36”, zipped and is worn with about an inch of positive ease.

Quince & Co Chickadee (100% wool; 181yd/166m m/50g): peacock, 8 (9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins.

Body and Sleeves: Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn).
Ribbing and i-cord: Size US 4 (3.5 mm): 24” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn).

Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions required
20- 24” separating zipper, hand sewing needle and thread to match zipper, markers, waste yarn/stitch holders, tapestry needle.

22 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern st on larger needle.

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P.S. Its top down.

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9 Responses to Pinoli

  1. I love it! Instant classic.

  2. Evelyn says:

    I don’t think you could have taken a better photo of your new cardigan. I love the stitch design and the color is gorgeous. I’ve been contemplating getting some Quince & Co. and I think it’s been decided!

  3. Helen says:

    I’m just going to pretend that you made this just for me!

  4. Gudrun says:

    Absolutely love this!

  5. salena says:

    I love this! the color is beautiful. I’ve been eyeing up a couple of Quince & Co yarns for a while but haven’t bought any yet. I love their website.

  6. Emily says:

    another lovely design! you are awesome. and the colour is really nice. now I want to knit one, zipper and all! Maybe Frank’s Plum? or rosa rugosa or lupine or crocus…!

  7. Love it! I must say, good job on the zipper… what is the trick to keep it from doing the wave down your belly? I hope you know what I mean… last zipper I put in doesn’t lie flat on the body, but pokes out in a wave like fashion…..

    • admin says:

      Try a shorter zipper? The waves are created when the zipper is too long. The knitted fabric is stretched when it goes around your body, when you stretch a knit for width, it gets shorter. Even if the sweater has positive ease it still stretches a little.

      I measured the front from CO to BO (neck to hem) as carefully as I could, then bought the zipper that was the next size down. Pinoli measured something like 21 1/2″ 2 which isn’t a standard size, instead of going for a 22″ I chose the 20″.

      Also I borrowed the trick of using blocking wires to sew the zipper from the Split Yarn Zipper tutorial, and highly recommend it. In this case I used only 2 wires, 1 for each side up through the i-cord.