Copperplate by Elizabeth Doherty

Copperplate

Knitting
July 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1448 - 1991 yards (1324 - 1821 m)
30¾ (32½, 35¾, 38¼, 41¼, 43¾, 45¾, 48¾, 51¾, 55)" [78 (83, 90.5, 97, 105, 111.5, 116, 124, 131.5, 139.5) cm] at bust
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finished measurements
shoulder width
12 (12¾, 13¼, 13¾, 14¼, 15¼, 16, 16¾, 17¼, 18)“ / 30.5 (32.5, 33.5, 35, 36.5, 38.5, 40.5, 42.5, 43.5, 45.5) cm
at bust
30¾ (32½, 35¾, 38¼, 41¼, 43¾, 45¾, 48¾, 51¾, 55)” / 78 (83, 90.5, 97, 105, 111.5, 116, 124, 131.5, 139.5) cm
sample shown in 13¾“ / 35 cm shoulder, 38¼” / 97 cm bust size
suggested ease at bust: 0-2” / 0-5 cm positive

yarn
chickadee
gingerbread 120 / 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11) skeins

needles
16” circular in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
32” or longer circular in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
dpns in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
needles of preferred style for working small circumferences in the round in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
dpns or circular of any length in size US 4 / 3.5 mm

notes
Cardigan is worked from the top down with set-in sleeves. Front bands are cast on separately then joined in and worked at the same time as the body. I-cord trim at cuffs and hem complement the edging pattern. Sleeve sts are picked up and knitted around armhole. Sleeve caps shaped with short rows.

skills required
Long-tail, cable, knitted, and provisional cast ons, increasing, decreasing, short rows, working small circumferences in the round, picking up stitches. Tutorials and illustrations provided for most techniques. Charts and line-by-line instructions included.



Note: The Copperplate pattern download now includes instructions for lengthening the cardigan and adding Copperplate Pockets to the design.



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