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Blue Honey

The Knitting Vortex
Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (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 at the shoulders and a wide garter band finishing the collar and front edges. With just two sideseams, it’s a sweater that is easy to knit and flattering to wear, with long, lean lines and pretty details.

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.