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Channel Cardigan

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Moss Stitch with size A needles, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1515 - 2310 yards (1385 - 2112 m)
35¾ (38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾)" circumference at bust (buttoned)
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MATERIALS
1515 (1630, 1805, 1960, 2135, 2310) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)

Photographed in color Hayloft and Long Johns

GAUGE
20 stitches & 30 rows = 4” over Moss Stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
22 stitches & 48 rows = 4” over English Rib with Size C needle(s), after blocking

Note: For English Rib, if measuring row gauge from the WS (the “brioche” side), each stitch within a knit column counts as two rows.

NEEDLES
Size A (for Main Fabric):
One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain Moss Stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing):
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size C for Tubular Cast On (optional) and English Rib:
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs one size smaller than Size B needle(s) and/or size needed to obtain English Rib gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e. Sleeves).

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the needle size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. Please test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
35¾ (38¾, 42, 45¼, 48½, 51¾)” circumference at bust (buttoned)
Intended Ease: + 4–5”
Sample shown is size 38¾” with + 4¾” ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
5 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.