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Named for the free flowing organic matter which is eroded and reshaped into a new form by running water, Alluvium is a blanket-style cardigan with wide wrapped fronts, a cropped back, and a winding braided cable around the neckline and front edge.
Cast on at one front edge, it is knit sideways around the body in one piece to the other edge, with afterthought sleeves worked from live armhole stitches. The comforting shape can be worn wrapped and belted or pinned, or left to wander freely; the shorter back and sleeve lengths reduce bulk and take off the chill without smothering. Versatile and unstructured, Alluvium is a transition sweater for the seasons.
Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, picking up stitches, cables.
Size: 28.5 (31, 34, 36.5, 39, 42, 44.5, 47)”, based on the cross-back width doubled. As this wrap cardi does not have a true bust circumference, choose a size based on cross-back measurement; to measure cross-back, find the distance across back halfway between shoulder and armhole, excluding the arm.
Cross-back: 14.25 (15.5, 17, 18.25, 19.5, 21, 22.25, 23.5)”.
One front: 14.5 (15.75, 17, 18.5, 19.75, 21, 22.5, 23.75)”.
Length: 20.75 (21.5, 22.75, 24.25, 25.5, 26.25, 26.75, 27.5)”.
Width: 43.25 (47, 51, 55.25, 59, 63, 67.25, 71)”.
US 10 40” circular needle, or size to match gauge.
Scrap yarn similar in size to main yarn (1 yard total, divided equally in half)
Stitch markers (4).