Czarina by Asja Janeczek
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Czarina

Knitting
June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch & 1x1 rib pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1190 - 1630 yards (1088 - 1490 m)
XS (S, M, L) {XL,XXL}
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Czarina is an opened, flattering cardigan with rich and cozy collar, sweet pockets in contrasting color, and unusual, oval-shaped sweater construction, which gives just enough touch of warmth and comfort but without exess fabric, so typical for most circular sweaters. Draped front can be worn opened, or attached one side to another with shawl pin or one large button. Lines created with a simple rib pattern and stylish increases additionally emphasize the silhouette shapes. This all makes this sweater an unique piece of garment you won’t take off.

This instruction allows you to choose between 3 of available sweater styles, reversible – with reversible pockets, normal - with regular pockets, or simple and reversible - without pockets.

Sweater is worked top down seamlessly. After finishing the sleeves shaping stitchess are picked up from the raglan edges and back of the sweater, then sweater is worked in the rounds until you reach desired length. After finishing the body of the sweater, sleeves are worked in the rounds with circular needle and magic loop technique.

Sizes available: XS (S, M, L) {XL,XXL}

Finished measurements
Measurements of the finished sweater in the bust: 89 (94, 99, 104) {109, 114} cm / 35 (37, 39, 41) {43, 45}” to fit circumferences: 85 (90, 95, 100) {105, 110} cm / 33 ½ (35 ½, 37 ½, 39 ½) {41 ½, 43 ½} “ + 31 (29, 31, 30) {31, 33} cm / 12 ½ (11 ½, 12, 12) {12, 13} “ of positive ease in the fronts .

Yarn
Any DK or Sport weight yarn which gives you the same gauge.
sample was knitted in Merino Ulubione from Zagroda (201m / 220 yards in 100 g skein), this yarn behaves more like the sport weight yarn, than a DK.
Pocket lining (Contrasting Color): Filcolana Cinnia (150m/50g) – 401 grey

Estimated yardage
Main Color (MC): 1090 (1140, 1205, 1300) {1380, 1490} m / 1190 (1245, 1317, 1420) {1500, 1630} yards
Skeins: 6 (6, 6, 7) {7, 8}
Contrasting Color (CC): 100 m (reversible pocket) or 50 m (regular pocket) of sport (300m/100g) weight yarn

Please, notice, that when using a substitute yarn (especially in sport weight) - you may need 100 - 200 yards of yarn more than given in yardage requirements

Gauge
22 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4” in stockinette stitch after blocking.
22 sts x 36 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4” in 1x1 rib pattern after blocking.

Needles
Circular needle in size: 4 mm/ US 6 (100 cm /40” long)
NOTE: when working on body of the sweater you will need a really long cable if you want to try the sweater on when knitting, it’s good to have an interchangeable needles with 2 cables at least 100 cm /40” long and a connector to be able to try the sweater on.

Other notions
• set of double pointed needles in size 4 mm / US 6 (only when knitting sweater with pockets!)
• 2 stitch holders or waste yarn (sleeves) and 2 stitch holder or waste yarn (pockets)
• 18 markers in 3 colors (6 pieces in each color)
• tapestry needle