Just a Cou­ple of Skeins Cardi

With just one skein needed for the small­est size, this feath­erlight cardi­gan will re­main a go-to gar­ment in your wardrobe for years to come.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by BRITT SCH­MIESING

De­sign by Britt Sch­miesing

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large, X-large,

2X-large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Chest: 34 (38, 421/2, 461/2, 50) inches with

fronts over­lapped Length: 231/2 (25, 251/2, 27, 271/2) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn Li­naza (sport weight; 50% al­paca/25% linen/ 25% Ten­cel; 440 yds/100g per skein): 1 (2,2, 2, 2) skein(s) steel #1060 • Size 8 (5mm) 32-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or

size needed to ob­tain gauge

Gauge

17 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/

10cm in Ridged St (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Ridged St (any num­ber of sts) Rows 1 (RS)–5: Work in St st. Row 6 (WS): Knit. Rep Rows 1–6 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Cardi­gan is worked in 1 piece from the bot­tom up. Un­der­arm stitches are bound off and sleeve stitches are cast on to work the yoke. Cardi­gan will lengthen quite a bit once blocked. Be sure to get an ac­cu­rate blocked row gauge. When mea­sur­ing length, stretch fab­ric to ap­prox­i­mate fin­ished blocked length. A cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of stitches; do not join. Work back and forth in rows.

Body

Cast on 166 (183, 200, 217, 234) sts. Knit 2 rows. Rep 6-row Ridged St pat 13 (14, 14,

15, 15) times, then work Rows 1–4.

Yoke

Di­vi­sion row (RS): K43 (47, 50, 54, 58) right front sts; bind off 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) un­der­arm sts; us­ing the ca­ble cast-on method (see page 111), cast on 35 (38, 40, 47, 54) sleeve sts; k64 (73, 80, 89, 94) back sts; bind off 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) un­der­arm sts; cast on 35 (38, 40, 47, 54) sleeve sts; knit to end—220 (243, 260, 291, 318) sts. Work even un­til yoke mea­sures 31/4 (31/2, 33/4, 4, 41/4) inches (gen­tly stretched to ap­prox­i­mate fin­ished blocked length), end­ing with a WS row. Dec row (RS): K1 (0,2, 0, 0), *k2­tog, k1; rep from * to end—147 (162, 174, 194, 212) sts. Work 9 (9, 9, 11, 11) rows even, end­ing

with a WS row. Dec row (RS): K0 (0,0, 2, 2), *k2­tog, k1; rep from * to end—98 (108, 116, 130, 142) sts. Work even un­til yoke mea­sures 63/4 (71/4, 73/4, 81/4, 83/4) inches (gen­tly stretched), end­ing with Row 6 of pat. Bind off loosely.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in ends. Block to mea­sure­ments.

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