Bumble Bee Cardigan by Kyoko Nakayoshi
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Bumble Bee Cardigan

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
353 - 577 yards (323 - 528 m)
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
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Sizes
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
To fit chest 41 (46, 48.5, 51) cm
Finished chest circumferences: 52 (55, 60, 63) cm
The model wears size 12m.

Yarns
Spud & Chloe Sweater (Worsted weight; 55% wool, 45% organic cotton; 145m 160yds per 100g skein)
Firefly (7505) 1 (1, 1, 1) as yarn A
Penguin (7522) 2 (3, 3, 3) as yarn B
Ice Cream (7500) 1 (1, 1, 1) as yarn C

Calculated amount (no extra included):
Firefly 70 (89, 99, 121) m
Penguin 253 (308, 356, 407) m

Needles
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 8/US 6) cir needles 100cm long for the main section.
1 set of 4mm (UK 8/US6) cir needles 100cm long for edging and cuff.
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 8/US 6) DPNs for the antennae and wings.

Tools & Accessories
Yarn needle
1 stitch marker
5 buttons

Tension
18 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4.5mm needles.
Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension.

Pattern Notes
The body of the cardigan is worked top down seamlessly and the hood is worked upwards by unraveling the provisional cast on at the neck.
Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches and curves.
Sleeves are worked in the round using Magic Loop Method (you can use DPNs if you are not familiar with this method).
The length of the sleeve is made on the shorter side. Check the dimension. If you want a longer sleeve then work additional several rows before the sleeve shaping.
Hem and front edging is worked in rib in flat knitting.
Wings and antennae are worked in DPNs and then attached at the back.