Benedetta by Carrie Bostick Hoge


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1305 - 2160 yards (1193 - 1975 m)
33¼ (35¼, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48¾, 52, 55¼)” circumference at chest (buttoned)
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Carrie’s swingy, lightweight Benedetta Cardigan is a garment you’ll find yourself wearing over and over again. The fine-gauge garter stitch fabric is so soft and supple to wear, and so relaxing to work. You won’t get bored, though: the top-down seamless construction (no finishing required!) and lace- trimmed sleeves and cardigan openings make this easy knit interesting, but not complicated. The button placement creates a swingy, A-line silhouette that is flattering on just about everyone, and makes the sweater even easier to throw on and go.

Cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down.

Approximately 1305 (1360, 1535, 1660, 1785, 1930, 2060, 2160) yards of fingering weight wool yarn
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Soot

Finished Gauge: 24 stitches & 44 rows/rounds = 4” in garter stitch; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking

Gauge Needle: One 32” circular needle and one set of 5 DPNs (double-pointed needles) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

33¼ (35¼, 38¾, 42, 45¼, 48¾, 52, 55¼)” circumference at chest (buttoned)
Sample shown is size 35¼” with +3¼“ of ease on model

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.