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A Choosy Man's Cardigan

Pattern ID: PB 1394
Wool brand: Patons Bracken Tweed
Yarn quantity: 20-23 (1oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 38 - 42 inch chest

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: mm, and 4½mm
Tension (10x10cm): 18sts x 25 rows

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: This looks like the sort of pattern a man would want to wear; plain with all the effect achieved through the tweedy yarn. Bracken Tweed was an exceedingly nice yarn - I made my brother-in-law a plain roll neck when I was about 13 - you need to substitute something like Rowan Felted Tweed - but check your tension - as you can see, Bracken was a fairly dense DK whereas Rowan's is equally lovely but a lighter weight DK.
"A choosy man's cardigan: the restrained styling and two-tone tweedy Bracken fabric combine to create a very distinguished garment"