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Cherrystone

Knitting
September 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stithc
US 8 - 5.0 mm
750 - 1350 yards (686 - 1234 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in / 87 (97, 107.5, 117.5, 128, 138.5, 148.5) cm
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Cherrystone sweater is a seamless design worked in the round to the armholes. Cable twists are worked on both the front and back of the sweater which adds interest to the stocking stitch. The twisted cables are echoed in the raglan shaping with armhole lines following the outline of double diamonds. This sweater is both cute and cosy making it an irresistible autumn must-knit.

The pattern is knitted in Malabrigo Twist, a soft yarn which knits up fast at 16 stitches over 4 inches.

Difficulty

Intermediate - knit, purl, cables, knitting in the round and flat, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.

Fit

The sweater is designed to be worn with 0-3 in / 0-7.5 cm of positive ease.

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in St st using 5.5mm (US 9) needles, measured after light blocking.
Each 16-st pattern repeat measures = 3 ½ in / 9 cm wide.
Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.

Yarn

Malabrigo Twist (100% pure baby merino wool, 100g / 150 yds / 135 m) #613 Zinc, 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins.

Needles and Notions

Size 5mm (US 8) long circular needle and short circular or a set of double pointed needles.
Size 5.5mm (US 9) long circular needle (body) and short circular or a set of double pointed needles (sleeves). Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.
Six stitch markers, cable needle, stitch holders, and tapestry needle.