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*** This one is as irresistible as those miniature berry tarts, with its pretty cable edging and rich seed stitch “filling”. It can be as chic or as casual as you want, either paired up with a pretty summer dress in the evening or on a windy day, or simply dressing up a pair of jeans in the Fall. The back has a slight poof to it, to echo the puffed sleeves.
Several options are offered in the pattern: -two lengths (shrug and cardigan), -two closure types (button and I-cord) -two sleeve types (puffed or regular - short or long).
A very quick and fun knit, with an unusual construction, it will showcase your prettiest yarns and the little ladies are sure to love it!
Construction:This garment is knit seamlessly from the top down. The cable neckline is worked first, then stitches are picked up along its edge and the upper back and sleeves are worked together. Once the cross-back width is reached, sleeve stitches are put on hold and stitches are picked up along the front raglans to work the fronts together with the back in one piece until either a shrug length or a cardigan length is achieved. Sleeves are worked in the round. ***
SKILLS REQUIRED: working a simple cable, casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, yarn over, binding off, I-cord bind off (explanations provided), grafting (only a few stitches, link to tutorial provided).
To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5) cm. Garment cross-back (from centers of underarms): 9.25 (10.25, 11, 12 // 12.5, 13, 13.75, 14.75) inches or 23.5 (26, 28, 30.5 // 32, 33, 35, 37.5) cm.
YARN REQUIREMENTS: Shrug-length version: Approximately 200 (225, 250, 275 // 300, 325, 350, 400) yds or 160 (206, 229, 251 // 274, 297, 320, 366) meters of worsted to aran weight yarn. Cardigan-length version: Approximately 225 (250, 300, 325 // 350, 375, 400, 475) yds or 206 (229, 274, 297 // 320, 343, 366, 434) meters Note: these yardages are for short sleeves only. If doing long sleeves, please add approximately 50 (50, 50, 50 // 75, 75, 75, 100) yds or 46 (46, 46, 46 // 69, 69, 69, 91) meters to the yardages above.
GAUGE: 18 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking using smaller needles. 18 sts x 34 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in seed stitch after blocking using smaller needles.
NEEDLES / NOTIONS: - US 8 or 5mm 24-inch or 60cm circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge). - 1 set of matching dpns. - US 9 or 5.5mm dpn (or one size larger than needles used for stockinette portions) - cable needle - 2 stitch markers - tapestry needle - 2 pieces of scrap yarn for sleeves - for shrug-length version only: one 5/8-inch or 1.5cm button
All patterns are easy to follow and result as in picture. Always returning for new pattern.
Jun 9, 2017 by INGA
Just knitting the cardigan length now. Great pattern.
May 24, 2016 by patmaclennan
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