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Dado

Knitting
December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
630 - 935 yards (576 - 855 m)
XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X}
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Dado is a surprisingly simple pattern. It has a straightforward construction that uses only increases and knit stitches, no short row nor purl stitch is used. Worked in a bulky but lofty yarn, this drapey vest is both light weight and fast to make and is perfect as a year round layering garment.

Measurements are given in both centimeters and inches.

MATERIALS

YARN

Bulky weight

Shown here: Berrocco North Star (92% Superfine Alpaca, 8% Nylon; 100 m/109 yds per 50 g/1.75 oz ball; color: #3007 Elk): 6 (7, 7, 8) {8, 8, 8, 9} skeins

Yardage requirement: 575 (605, 680, 710) {720, 745, 770, 855} m / 630 (660, 745, 775) {785, 815, 840, 935} yds, including 10% allowance

NEEDLES

8 mm / US 11 circular needle of length at least 100 cm / 40 inches; adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Spare circular needle of equal or smaller size, any length

NOTIONS

6 (6, 8, 8) {8, 8, 8, 10} stitch markers in one color and 6 (6, 8, 8) {8, 8, 8, 10} stitch markers in another color; yarn needle

GAUGE

10.5 sts and 16 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked.

REQUIRED SKILLS

cable cast-on, increase, provisional cast-on

SIZES

XS (S, M, L) {1X, 2X, 3X, 4X} to fit actual bust size 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5) {117, 127, 137, 147.5} cm / 30 (34, 38, 42) {46, 50, 54, 58} inches

Shown in XS