Conifer by Rosee Woodland

Conifer

Knitting
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2138 - 2893 yards (1955 - 2645 m)
Finished chest 33.5 (36: 38: 40: 42: 44.5: 47.5: 49.5) in/ 85 (91.5: 96.5: 101.5: 106.5: 113: 119.5: 125.5) cm
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This cardigan gives you a lovely excuse to break out your 4-ply stash and play with colour!
The stranded colourwork is finely blended, with only a few rows of each shade to create an ombre effect. The stranded colourwork is worked in reverse stocking stitch, with the colour not in use stranded at the wrong side of the work.

Options are given for sleeves with or without integral mittens.

Choose a size with approx 5-7.5cm (2-3in) positive ease at bust.

SIZING
Chest circumference:
33.5 (36: 38: 40: 42: 44.5: 47.5: 49.5) in
85 (91.5: 96.5: 101.5: 106.5: 113: 119.5: 125.5) cm

Body length:
21 1/2 (21 1/2: 22: 22 1/2: 23 1/4: 23 1/4: 23 3/4: 24) in
55 (55: 56: 57: 59: 60: 61) cm

Sleeve length:
17 (17: 17 1/4: 17 1/4: 17 3/4: 17 3/4: 17 3/4: 17 3/4) in
43 (43: 44: 44: 45: 45: 45: 45) c,
NOTE: If working the mitten version, sleeves will be 6in/ 15cm longer than given here.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
1150 (1150: 1265: 1380: 1495: 1610: 1725: 1840) m of woollen spun 4-ply yarn (Main colour)
1260 (1260: 1386: 1512: 1638: 1764: 1890: 2016) yds of woollen spun 4-ply yarn (Main colour)
PLUS
115m/ 126yds or less of seven contrast colours

TO MAKE THE GREY VERSION:
Knitted in Jamieson and Smith 2ply Jumper Weight
(4ply; 100% Shetland wool; 115m/126yds per 25g ball)
10 (10: 11: 12: 13: 14: 15: 16) balls in Grey (27)
PLUS
1 ball each in:
Dark Red (1403)
Scarlet (93)
Burnt Orange (125)
Bright Green (118)
Moss (FC12)
Blue Green (29)
White (1)

TENSION
26 x 26 rows/ rounds in stranded colourwork pattern to 10cm (4in) square using larger needles.
Suggested main needle size 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5).

26 x 36 rows/ rounds in reverse stocking stitch to 10cm (4in) square using larger needles.
Suggested main needle size 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5).

NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
1 set of double pointed needles or your preferred needles for working small circumferences in the round, in the main size required for your chosen tension, and a second set - one or two sizes smaller than your main needles.

1 set circular needles, 100cm (40in) long, in the main size required for your chosen tension, and a second set - one or two sizes smaller than your main needles.

Suggested main needle size 3.75mm (UK 9/US 5).

Suggested smaller needle size 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3)

4 stitch markers

18mm/ ¾in buttons