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boyfriend

Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1085 - 2165 yards (992 - 1980 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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I love the comfort of men’s sweaters, and I confess that I have absconded with several of my husband’s over the years. Finally I decided it was time to design my own take on a menswear-styled cardigan. Boyfriend is the result.

Roomy without being oversized, Boyfriend is a basic, practical sweater that can go anywhere, from a trip to town to a stroll on the beach. And while it’s nice enough to wear out and about, it’s cozy enough to wrap yourself in while reading or knitting at home.

Boyfriend has a traditional fit, with 3-4 inches of positive ease. Knit it without buttons if you like, or make the button band wider for a more casual look. Twin Rib edging and front panels of Lozenge pattern give this sweater tang and texture.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (3 - 4 inches/ 8
- 10cm positive ease)
Chest: 32.75 (37, 41.5, 45.75, 50.25, 52.25, 56.75, 61, 65.5) inches/ 83 (94, 105, 116, 128, 133, 144, 155, 156)cm
Length: 22.5 (23, 23.25, 23.25, 23.75, 23.5, 23.5, 24, 23.75) inches/ 57 (58, 59, 59, 60, 60, 60, 61, 60)cm

MATERIALS
• 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Madelinetosh’s Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in cherry or approx 1085 (1255, 1330, 1475, 1645, 1775, 1910, 2100, 2165) yds/ 990 (1150,
1215, 1350, 1505, 1625, 1745, 1920, 1980)m DK weight yarn
• U.S. Size 6 (4mm) straight and circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers
• 7 buttons, if desired.

CONSTRUCTION
Fronts, back and sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up, blocked and then seamed. Stitches are picked up along front edges and neckline and front band is worked.