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Beauty Cardi

Finish-Free Knits: No-Sew Garments in Classic Styles
Knitting
November 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Garter Rib patt
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 1700 yards (823 - 1554 m)
31½ (36, 40½, 44¾, 49¼, 53½, 58)"

The beauty of Beauty is its seamless set-in sleeve construction. The body and sleeves, which are worked separately to the armholes, begin with a bit of lace followed by broken ribs. The yoke is shaped with decreases worked on the body to draw in the armholes, then the sleeve stitches are decreased to shape the caps. A few short-rows are worked to finish the caps and shape the neck, then the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off.

Finished Measurements:
About 31½ (36, 40½, 44¾, 49¼, 53½, 58)” bust circumference, buttoned with 1” overlap.

Yarn Requirements:
Solstice by Classic Elite Yarns
70% organic cotton, 30% merino;
50 gram hank = approx 100 yards
• #2346 faded teal 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17) hanks.

Knitting Needles:
U.S. Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32” circular and dpns. Or sizes needed to obtain gauge.

Notions:
stitch holders or waste yarn; markers; one 1” button; tapestry needle.

Gauge:
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in garter rib patt.

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