Constant Carving by Annamária Ötvös

Constant Carving

April 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
885 - 1085 yards (809 - 992 m)
XS (30) - L2 (42)
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Constant Carving is a top-down, seamless cardigan with cable-and-eyelet pattern on back and fronts.
Upper back part is worked first from shoulders to the underarms, then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders and fronts are worked to the underarms.
Then the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem with waist shaping.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armhole: along the sides you will need to pick up 1 st for every row, and at the top of the sleeve caps 3 sts for every 4 rows.
Sleeve caps are then shaped with „wrapless short row” technique, that uses only regular increases, and handles the picked up stitches as „joining” stitches.
Sleeves are worked from the underarm to the cuff in the round.

The idea of this technique comes from the shawls/scarves with knitted-on edgings, so here they are: the knitted-on seamless set-in sleeves. Enjoy! :)

18 sts and 25 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (body and sleeve caps) with larger needle after blocking
18 sts and 25 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round (sleeves) with larger needle after blocking

XS (S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2)

Finished Measurements
84.5 (89: 93.5: 100: 104.5: 109: 115.5) cm / 33¼ (35: 36¾: 39½: 41: 42¾: 45½) inches bust circumference at underarms.
Measurements are given without the buttonband and buttonhole band, they will add approx. 4 cm / 1.58” to the front buttoned.

Intended to fit with approximately 7.5 cm/3 inch positive ease at bust.
You can choose a larger size if you want more positive ease.

Approximately 810 (840: 870: 895: 930: 960: 995) meters / 885 (915: 950: 980: 1015: 1050: 1085) yards.

Sample shown is size S1 with 7.5 cm/3 inch positive ease at bust using Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Wool, 201 m /220 y per skein) in colourway Charcoal Grey.

80 cm/29” circular needle each size 4.5 mm/ US 7 and 4.0 mm/ US 6
40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) each size 4.5 mm/ US 7 and 4.0 mm/ US 6 for working in small circumference (optional)
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

cable needle
spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
stitch markers: 6 blue, 2 green, 1 red
removable markers: 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue
7 buttons with 2 cm/0.8” diameter

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, working short rows, using a cable needle, knitting with dpns or magic loop.