Named after my grandfather’s favorite apple variety, Macoun Apple is a cardigan meant to be worn all through apple picking season and beyond. Worked up in hardy fingering or sport-weight wool, and with distinctive saddle shoulders and lace details along the sleeves and back yoke, Macoun Apple is a cardigan as classic as apple pie.
Constructed using the simultaneous saddle shoulder method described by Barbara Walker, this sweater is top-down and seamless. The saddles are worked first as two tabs, and stitches are cast on and picked up from each saddle’s side to form the yoke. This is an ideal sweater for intermediate knitters who are interested in new top-down construction techniques; a diagram illustrating the yoke construction is included for knitters unfamiliar with this construction method.The first few rows of the yoke are easier to knit using longer circular needles and a modified magic loop method to get around the tight corners. Lace is charted and written.