#191 Tabitha Cocoon Cardigan by SweaterBabe
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#191 Tabitha Cocoon Cardigan

Knitting
June 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1120 - 1580 yards (1024 - 1445 m)
XS (S/M, L/1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-38, 40-46, 48-50)" [71-76 (81.5-96.5, 101.5-117, 122-127) cm]
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Here’s a true study in mixed textures.

This cocoon-style cardigan prominently features a gorgeous open lace panel in the back.

Then, ribbed dolman sleeves are knit out from the sides of the back panel to provide a tailored contrast and create the cocoon shape.

A striking, yet delicate, banana leaf panel embellishes both the shaped shawl collar and the optional sleeve cuffs.

This is a conversation-starting piece that will give you a variety of stitches and techniques to work on and combine for a gratifying result.

Sample is knit up in Berroco Ultra Alpaca – a yarn that gives spectacular stitch definition with enough softness and color sophistication to carry off this design.

APPROXIMATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Cuff to Cuff: 46 ½ (48 ½, 51 ¾, 55 ¼)” 118 (123, 131.5, 140.5) cm; w/o 6” long Cuffs: 34 ½ (36 ½, 39 ¾, 43 ¼)” 87.5 (92.5, 101, 110) cm. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S/M, L/1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-38, 40-46, 48-50)” 71-76 (81.5-96.5, 101.5-117, 122-127) cm. NOTE: If trying to decide between sizes, choose based on desired total length and “wingspan.” The schematic in the pattern has full measurements.

ERRATA Fixed 7/9/14: p. 4, Candlelight Lace CHART ONLY: Middle of Row 10, sts 24 and 20 should be purl dots.
Fixed 6/22/14: p. 4, Candlelight Lace:
End of Row 17 should be “k2tog, k1” instead of the “k2” for written and chart instructions.Sorry! Download new pdf for fixed version.
Fixed 12/6/14: BACK Lace Panel supposed to end at Row 145, then the PU and knitting of 110 sts is correctly approx 3 every 4 rows.

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