The third (and final) fair-isle design for November is a 1950s or early 60s cardigan in a double knitting weight yarn. No clues as to the original colour scheme here, and although for today it would seem appropriate to go with the grey palette, I am sure the original would have been more colourful.
The Back and Fronts are worked in one piece up to the armhole shaping.
Back and Fronts:
Using No. 10 (3¼mm) needles and light colour, cast on 146 sts.
Change to No 7 (4½mm) needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: Knit
Continue increasing in this manner on next and every following 4th row
until there are 183 sts.
Next row: P7, (increase in next stitch p12) 13 times, increase in next stitch, purlto end. [197 sts]
Work rows 1 to 16 from Chart (odd rows knit, even rows purl), working
bracketed repeat 7 times across row and odd stitch at end of
Divide for Back and Fronts:
Next row (17th row of chart): Pattern
44 cast, off 10, pattern 88 (there now being 89 sts. on needle after cast-off);
cast off 10, pattern to end.
Proceed on first group of 44 sts. for first front as follows:
Keeping pattern correct by working rows 18 to 30 inclusive of Chart,
shape armhole by decreasing 1 st. at armhole edge on next and every
alternate row until 39 sts. remain.
Using darker colour for remainder of front, continue in stocking stitch until work measures 5 ins, from beginning of armhole shaping, finishing at front edge.
Shape neck: by casting off 4 sts. at beg. of next row.
Shape shoulder: by casting off 10 sts. at beg. of next and every alt, row until all sts. are cast off.
Rejoin wool to next group of 89 sts. and proceed for Back as follows:
Keeping pattern correct from Chart, shape armholes by decreasing 1 st
at both ends of next and every alternate row until 81sts remain. Continue
on these sts. until work matches first front up to shoulder shaping.
Rejoin wool to remaining group of 44 sts. and complete to match first
front reversing all shapings.
Using No. 10 needles and Light, cast on 50 sts.
Change to No. 7 needles and proceed in stocking stitch, increasing 1
st. at both ends of 5th and every following 9th row until there are 73
Next row: P3; (increase in the next stitch, p5) 11times; increase in the next stitch; purl to end. [85 sts]
Work rows 1 to 16 inclusive from the chart, noting that bracketed repeat is worked 3 times across row, and odd st. at end of knit row and beginning of purl row as marked on chart throughout.
Keeping pattern correct from chart until 30th row of chart has been completed,
and working remainder of sleeve in dark colour, shape top by casting off
4 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows, 3 sts at the beginning of the
next 4 rows, and then 2 sts at the beginning of the next 4 rows.
Right Front Band:
Using No. 10 needles and light colour, cast on 11 stitches.
1st row: K2; (p1, kl) 4 times; kl.
Left Front Band:
Omitting buttonholes, work to match Right Front Band.
Using a back-stitch seam join shoulders of Back and Fronts.
Next row: *
k1, p1, rep from * to last stitch,
Work 3 more rows in rib.
To Make Up
Omitting k1/p1 rib, with wrong side of work facing, block each piece
by pinning out round edges.
"In order to preserve the lovely crepe appearance of Totem fabrics, these must be pressed very lightly as over-pressing will spoil the appearance of the finished fabric."
Using a flat seam for k1/p1 rib, and a back-stitch seam for remainder,
join sleeve seams and stitch sleeves into position. Flat stitch front
bands into position.