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Cabled Faux Argyle Cardi

Knitting
September 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st, blocked.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1107 - 2337 yards (1012 - 2137 m)
29 (32.75, 37.25, 41.25, 45, 48.75, 53.5, 57.25, 61, 64.75)” finished bust measurement
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Errata available: sunsetcat.com

A simple twist on a classic look, this cardigan uses cables and twisted stitches to create a “faux argyle” motif. With just enough adornment to make it interesting and fun to knit, the Cabled Faux Argyle Cardigan shows off a flattering and timeless silhouette while highlighting the beauty of City Tweed. The cardi is easy to customize - simply adjust the waist shaping as needed in the stockinette portion or modify the overall length for a perfect fit.

The body stitches are picked up from saddle straps, and then worked down in pieces until the armhole shaping is complete. Afterwards, it is worked in one piece through the hem. The sleeves are worked from the top down, with the initial cap shaping with short rows, then joined in the round.

Note the armhole shaping (started on the same row noted as on the back) may begin before the neckline shaping is completed on the front depending on your size.

Stitches increased for the armhole include the stitches to be cast on when joining fronts to back.

Finished Measurements
29 (32¾, 37¼, 41¼, 45, 48¾, 53½, 57¼, 61, 64¾)” finished bust measurement; garment is meant to be worn with 0¾”-1½” of positive ease

Yarn
Knit Picks City Tweed DK, 55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed (viscose neps) (123yd / 112m per 1.76oz / 50g), 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) balls, shown in Desert Sage.

Needles
US5 / 3¾mm, or size to obtain gauge
US4 / 3½mm, or 1 size smaller than needles used to obtain gauge

Gauge
21 sts and 32 rows = 4in / 10cm in St st, blocked
Cabled stitch motifs average 8 sts in 1in.

Notions
(8) stitch markers, yarn needle, cable needle, scrap yarn or stitch holders
(5) ¾in Buttons

Skills
knitting in the round, cabling, simple lace, picking up stitches

Thank you to Knit Picks for technical editing.