Alien Trail by yellowcosmo

Alien Trail

Knitting
January 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1165 - 1890 yards (1065 - 1728 m)
34, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 53, 57
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Two-color cardigan worked seamlessly from top down with set-in sleeves worked in round from armhole picked up sts down to cuffs. Slip stitches are used to created details at the yoke.

Sizes

  • 34 (37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 53, 57),
  • sizes are based on chest measurements of finished sweater in inches.
  • Sample shown with 3” / 7.5 cm positive ease. 1 to 4” / 2.5 to 10 cm positive ease is recommended.

Yarn

  • Sport weight yarn, sample used Quince & Co. Chickadee.
  • Yarn A, Sabine (Dark Gray) – 165 (175, 200, 205, 215, 230, 265, 275) yards / 150 (160, 185, 190, 195, 210, 245, 250) meters.
  • Yarn B, Kittywake (Medium Gray) – 1000 (1100, 1180, 1290, 1395, 1520, 1630, 1795) yards / 915 (1005, 1080,
    1180, 1275, 1390, 1490, 1640) meters.

Needles

  • US #4 / 3.5mm in 32” / 80 cm length, or change size to obtain correct gauge.
  • Same size needle for knitter’s preferred method of working small rounds for sleeves.
  • One size smaller needle for working neck band.

Gauge 22 sts x 30 rows = 4” x 4” / 10 cm x 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles after blocking.

Notions ½” / 1.5 cm buttons x 3, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Design

  • Two- color cardigan with set-in sleeves.
  • Details of simulated embroidery stitches.
  • Soft gathering at the color change area on the body.
  • 1” / 2.5 cm of button bands overlap at front.
  • Contrast colors for buttonhole areas.
  • Slightly sloped hem at front.