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Cervide

Knitting
June 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
305 - 665 yards (279 - 608 m)
19 (19.75, 21.25, 22.75, 24.75, 27, 28.5, 30)”; 48 (50, 54, 58, 63, 69, 73, 76) cm
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Bands of horizontal cables create an eyecatching neckline and give a fresh twist to the classic yoked children’s sweater. Knit largely in the round, this is a quick piece that requires minimal finishing. Instructions are given for placing the buttons on either the left or the right side of the yoke, making the pullover suitable for either a boy or a girl. Skills required beyond knit and purl include basic cables (instructions are given in charted form) and short rows.

Sizing: 3 mo. (6 mo., 12 mo., 18 mo., 2 years, 4 years, 6 years, 8 years)
Finished chest circumference: 19 (19.75, 21.25, 22.75, 24.75, 27, 28.5, 30)”; 48 (50, 54, 58, 63, 69, 73, 76) cm
Gauge: 21 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stst on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

Materials
305 (340, 360, 390, 455, 520, 600, 665) yds; 279 (311, 329, 357, 416, 476, 549, 608) m light worsted or DK weight yarn (115-125 yds/105-114 m per 50g) Sample shown uses a 50% wool/50% alpaca blend.

Size 5 US (3.75 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. For sizes 3 mo.-2 years, a 16” circular needle is suggested, for sizes 4-8 years, a 24” needle is suggested.
Size 5 US (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. For sizes 6 mo-4 years, a 16” circular needle is suggested, for sizes 6-10 years, a 24” needle is suggested.
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)
Stitch markers (8)
Cable needle
Yarn needle
Two 1” buttons

A note about the pattern files

This pattern comes in two different formats, “tables” and “traditional”:
The “tables” format is provided as an alternative to the traditional small (large, larger) format of writing instructions for different sizes. In this file, a point with different numbers for each size is written as a blank followed by a letter, such as _____(A). Tables are provided at the end of the pattern with numbers for each size/letter combination. Find your size at the top of the table, go down the column until you get to the row with the required number, and fill this value into the blank. This version of the pattern is 5 pages in length.

The “traditional” format follows more conventional formatting of writing instructions, numbers for all sizes are contained within the pattern text. This version of the pattern is 3 pages in length.

Each PDF contains all the charts and directions needed and is a self-contained unit. Simply pick the format that is most appealing to you.

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