Benwick by Kathleen Dames
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November 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
960 - 1880 yards (878 - 1719 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)" bust circumference
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Louisa Musgrove takes the air on the Cobb after recovering from her interesting illness, escorted, of course, by Captain Benwick. A passing breeze gives our invalid a chill, and our gallant captain wraps his coat around her shoulders.

Far from an exact replica of Naval dress, this cardigan, trimmed with sharp braids and the requisite heart on its sleeve, will make you feel like the heroine in your own novel.

Worked in one piece to the underarms with integrated trim, this cardigan is completed in one piece with saddle-shoulder shaping, epaulets, and more braid at the collar. Finishing is quick, just sleeves to seam and underarms to weave. Hook-and-eyes complete the clean-front finish associated with naval dress coats from the Regency era.

Finished Size
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44)” bust circumference, closed. Cardigan shown measures 32”.

String Theory, Merino DK (100% Superwash Wool; 240 yds/4 oz skein): cobalt, 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins.

Size 6 (4.0 mm): 29” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge, and choose length closest to chest circumference.

Markers (m); coil-less safety pins or removable stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; 7 hook-and-eyes, sewing thread to match yarn, and sewing needle.