The Whiteness of the Whale

A cardigan intended to capture a bit of the unearthly quality of Moby-Dick, the white

Sizes 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)-inch bust circumference. Cardigan is meant to fit with
approximately 2 inches of positive ease.


1500 (1650, 1800, 2050, 2250, 2450) yds heavy laceweight to light fingering weight
wool yarn, approximately 600 to 800 yards per 100 g

Sample was worked in Habu Textiles Wool Roving A-81 1/6 (fingering weight; 100%
wool; approximately 186 yds/140g) in natural white, which has been discontinued.
Recommended substitutes include: Madelinetosh Prairie, Madelinetosh Merino Light,
Rowan Fine Lace, Swan’s Island Fingering, and Handmaiden Blue Face Leicester 2/8.

Size 7 (4.5mm) 29- and 40-inch (or longer) circular needles or size needed to obtain
gauge (note: longer needle is used for front edging)

Size 8 (5mm) 29-inch circular needle, or 1 size larger than size needed to obtain gauge

Size 9 (5.5mm) 29-inch circular needle, or 2 sizes larger than size needed to obtain gauge

Cable needle

6 stitch markers

2 removable stitch markers or safety pins

Yarn needle

13 buttons, approximately 3/8 inch in diameter

Sewing needle and thread to attach buttons