Be Thankful cardigan by Lily Kate France

Be Thankful cardigan

Knitting
May 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
902 - 1366 yards (825 - 1249 m)
to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) [48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62] inches
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The cardigan I started knitting on a long drive home from western Scotland, passing the Rest & Be Thankful point en route. There is always something to be thankful for, even in testing times, and I am certainly thankful for knitting.

construction: the Be Thankful cardigan is worked entirely seamlessly. The fronts and back are cast on at the waist and worked in one piece to the armhole, where they are then divided to work separately for the remainder of the body. Stitches are then picked up around the armhole to work the sleeves in the round from the top down, with gently gathered cuffs.

yarn: Worsted/Aran weight yarn, 824 (874; 919; 976; 1034) 1092; 1137; 1187; 1248 metres / 902 (956; 1006; 1069; 1132) 1195; 1245; 1299; 1366 yards. Shown in Rowan Hemp Tweed, a blend of 75% wool and 25% hemp, in shade 131 Teal (current yarn, discontinued shade). If using this yarn you will need 9 (10; 10; 11; 11) 12; 12; 13; 14 skeins.

needles and notions: 4mm and 5.5mm needles of your preferred length for working body in rows, plus either DPNs or long circular needle (for magic loop) for sleeves in both sizes. You will also need scrap yarn for holding stitches, stitch markers, a tapestry needle and 4 buttons of approx. 17mm diameter.

gauge: 16.5 stitches / 22 rows to 4 inches / 10 cm in stocking stitch on 5.5 mm needles, blocked.

Sizing: 1 (2: 3: 4: 5) (6: 7: 8: 9) detailed below, designed to be worn with 9 - 11 inches / 23 – 28 cm positive ease. Sample shown is a size 2 worn on a 34” bust with around 9 inches of positive ease.

To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) (48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62) inches / 71-76 (81-86; 91-97; 102-107; 112-117) (122-127; 132-137; 142-147; 152-157) cm.

Finished bust circumference: 40 (43.5; 48; 52; 56) (60; 64; 69.5; 73.5) inches / 101 (111; 121; 132; 142) (153; 163; 176; 186) cm.

The Be Thankful Cardigan is #SizeInclusive to a bust of 62”, plus the intended positive ease.

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