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Item code: 2291

The Magdalena, a collaboration with MacKintosh Yarn, was influenced by women's Medieval garments, and especially the painting "Mary Magdalene" by Dutch painter Jan van Scorel (1495-1562).

Magdalena is a modularly constructed pullover that begins with its cabled shoulder band and grows a collar, body, and sleeves from there. All parts except the cable bands both at the shoulder and the hem are worked in the round. The body and sleeves are worked from the top down allowing customized lengths.

Women's XS (S, M, L)
30 (32, 36, 40)” bust



Cables, increases, decreases, grafting in pattern, applied cord edging, knitting in the round, applied cable edging (Grafting and edging are explained in the pattern)

Yarn used: MacKintosh Yarns Iona Worsted

Chest: 32 (34, 38, 42)”
Total Length: 21 (23, 25, 25)"
Hip: 34 (38,42,46)"
Cuff: 11.25 (12.5, 13.75, 14.5)"


Cabled shoulder band is knit lengthwise and joined, stitches are picked up first at the shoulder for working the collar, which is edged with applied cord. The body stitches are picked up from the other side of the shoulder band, knit from there down, sleeves are placed on holders at the underarm and finished in the round to the patterned cuff. Body edging is knit onto the lower hem perpendicularly.

•Worsted weight yarn, approx 900 (1150, 1300, 1500) yds
•US size 8 (5 mm) 16" & 24" circular needles
•US size 8 (5 mm) dpn set
•Cable needle
•Yarn needle
•Stitch holder or scrap yarn
•Waste yarn, worsted weight, for provisional CO


22 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in cable patt
18 sts & 26 rows = 4"/10 cm in St st and diamond patt


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