Moonshiner is an open front cardigan with set-in sleeves, featuring cabled panels along the front pieces and center back. The fronts form a self-finishing neckband that is seamed to the back neck. The sample is shown in The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in the “Urban Iron” colorway. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters, with basic knowledge of lace and cabling. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.

The individual pattern is available for purchase in pdf format for $7.

Or as part of the Primo Knits Collection ebook for $21.


finished measurements

31 ¼ (34 ½, 37 ½, 40 ¾ / 43, 46, 49 ¼ / 52 ¼, 55 ½, 58 ½)”
79.5 (87.5, 95.5, 103.5 / 109, 117, 125 / 132.5, 141, 148.5) cm
bust circumference.

required skills
basic lace knitting (yarnovers, k2tog, ssk)
basic cabling
decreasing (k2tog, ssk)
increasing (make one)
seaming
grafting or three-needle bind off

23 ¼ (23 ¼, 23 ¼, 25 / 25, 25, 25 / 26 ¾, 26 ¾, 26 ¾)”
59 (59, 59, 63.5 / 63.5, 63.5, 63.5 / 68, 68, 68) cm long.

ease
The sweater is intended to be worn with 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm ease. Sample measures 35 ¼” / 89.5 cm and is modeled with 4” / 10 cm positive ease.

yarn
6 (6, 7, 7 / 8, 9, 9 / 10, 10, 11 ) skeins The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted in “Urban Iron”; 200 yds / 183 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g; 75% merino wool / 20% cashmere / 5% nylon.

Sweater requires approximately
1070 (11 60, 1250,1330 / 1410, 1660, 1750 / 1870, 2000, 2090) yds
980 (1060, 1140, 1220 / 1290, 1520, 1600 / 1710,1830, 1910) m worsted weight yarn.

needles & notions
US 6 (4.0 mm) 24” / 60 cm circular needle.
OR size necessary to make gauge.
approximately 10 locking stitch markers
waste yarn
darning needle

gauge
20.5 sts and 29 rows equal 4” / 1 0 cm in Stockinette stitch using US 6 (4.0 mm) needle, after blocking.
Back eyelet cable panel measures 5.5” / 14 cm wide, after blocking.

construction
The body is worked flat, in pieces. Extensions of the cabling on each of the fronts form the collar. After the shoulders are seamed, the extensions are joined and seamed to the back neck. The sleeves are also worked flat separately, set into the body, and seamed.