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Arbois Cardigan

Knitting
September 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1810 - 2896 yards (1655 - 2648 m)
Finished bust (buttoned) 35¾ (38½, 42½, 46¾, 51, 55¼)"
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Long, light, and gently shaped, with deep pockets and a versatile collar, Arbois is a gorgeous layer for cooler days.

Wear Arbois however you like; the generous length and comfortable fit make Arbois pretty over jeans or a dress. The collar, left open, frames your shoulders and neck prettily. Or, buttoned up, the collar slouches comfortably like a cowl.

I hope you enjoy the understated texture and the seamless construction in this relaxing and satisfying knit.

Skill Level easy-intermediate

Finished Measurements
Finished bust (buttoned) 35¾ (38½, 42½, 46¾, 51, 55¼)”
Length 27½ (28½, 29, 29¾, 30¼, 31¼)”
Intended to be worn with 2-4” positive ease
Photographs show size 38½” worn on 36” bust

Yarn
10 (11, 12, 13, 15, 16) skeins Quince & Co Chickadee 100% wool, 181 yards/50 grams per ball (shown in Split Pea)
Please see PS at bottom

Gauge
23 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

Needles
24-32” circular needles and one set of dpn’s in:
3.75 mm/US 5 (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Other Supplies
10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) buttons
6 stitch markers, stitch holders or scrap yarn for holding stitches, spare circular needle, blunt yarn needle

PS: A note about the yarn requirements
The sample shown used every bit of 10 skeins, so the pattern says 11. Chickadee is a wonderfully bouncy yarn, but this means it tends to go through yardage more enthusiastically than other yarns. You will quite possibly need less yarn than specified.