Blue Honey by Jennifer Dassau
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Blue Honey

Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 1680 yards (768 - 1536 m)
30.75 (33.5, 36, 37.75, 40, 42.5, 45.25, 49.5, 52.25, 55)” bust
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Worked sideways in one flat piece from right to left sleeve cuff, Blue Honey is a long, open front cardigan with honeycomb stitch detail at the shoulders and yoke, and a wide garter band finishing the collar and front edges. With just two sideseams, it’s a sweater that is simple to knit and easy to wear, with long, lean lines and pretty textural details.

Construction: In this sideways sweater, row gauge determines body circumference, while stitch gauge determines length. Maintain stockinette stitch for body, garter stitch for bottom edging, and Honeycomb stitch pattern for shoulder detail throughout.

Techniques Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches.

Garment Measurements:
Bust & Hip: 30.75 (33.5, 36, 37.75, 40, 42.5, 45.25, 49.5, 52.25, 55)”.
Sleeve length from shoulder: 6.25 (6.25, 6.75, 6.75, 7, 7, 7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.75)”.
Length: 24.5 (25, 25.5, 25.75, 26.25, 26.75, 27.25, 28.25, 29.25, 30)”.
This long cardigan is designed to be worn open and thus can fit a wide range of body types; for a good fit, choose a size close to your actual bust measurement.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino; 210 yards/100g), shown in Azules; 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins. Sample shown in second size, worn with 1.5” of negative ease.

Other Materials:
US 8 40” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 6 40” circular needle for picking up stitches; Yarn needle; Stitch markers (4).

Gauge: 17 st and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 17 st and 34 rows/4” in garter stitch, after blocking.

Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your sweater please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.