Capricious by Elena Nodel
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June 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
30-52" chest, see notes
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“Capricious” cardigan is the adult version of my Sweet Poppy design.

The cardigan is completely seamless and is worked from the top down. I have used an amazing technique developed by Susie Myers, “contiguous set-in sleeves”, that allows shoulder shaping and set-in sleeves construction without the use of a single short row.

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This is best worked with 4-ply, sport, or DK weight yarns knitted to a DK gauge.

I strongly recommend to avoid using yarns with silk or bamboo content for this project.

Gauge: 22 sts and 29 rows per 4x4 inches in stockinette stitch on 4.0 mm needles or size to obtain gauge.

Sizes Available (Size/ Chest/ Yardage):

XS/ 30”/ 1000
S1/ 32”/ 1100
S2/ 34”/ 1200
M1/ 36”/ 1300
M2/ 38”/ 1350
L1/ 40”/ 1400
L2/ 42”/ 1500
XL1/ 44”/ 1600
XL2/ 46”/ 1700
XXL/ 49”/1800


US # 6/4.0 mm circular needles (30 cm/40 cm or dpns; 80 or 100 cm) or size to obtain gauge;

US #4/ 3.5 mm circular needles (150 cm);

4 stitch markers to mark shoulder/sleeve areas;

Cable needle (cn);

Tapestry needle;

Waste yarn/stitch holders.