Devan by Holli Yeoh

Devan

Knitting
April 2004
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
450 - 750 yards (411 - 686 m)
preemie - 4T
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This v-neck cardigan with its patterned front and sleeves is a stylish take on a cool weather sweater. There’s a surprise on the back - your choice of a small coloured rectangle inserted below the neck line or a long stripe of pattern up the solid-coloured back. Due to popular demand this pattern, which is an updated version of one first seen on Knitty.com, now comes in six sizes - from preemie to 4-yr-old. The changes I’ve incorporated into the design make this hit sweater even better now.

This knitting pattern includes written directions, detailed yardage requirements for each intarsia bobbin/section, instructions for both male and female button placement, front and back images, a schematic with measurements, and thoughtful details.

Sizes/Finished Measurements
3-5 lb preemie (0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, 2T, 4T)
Finished chest: 16 1⁄2 (21 1⁄4, 24 1⁄2, 26 3⁄4, 29 3⁄4, 32 1⁄2)” / 42 (54, 62, 68, 75.5, 82.5) cm
Back length: 8 1⁄2 (10, 12, 13 3⁄4, 15, 16 1⁄2)” / 21.5 (25.5, 30.5, 35, 38, 42) cm

Yardage
Sock yarn (fingering weight)
Self-Patterning: 200 (302, 408, 496, 624, 735) yd / 185 (279, 377, 458, 576, 679) m
Solid Colour: 124 (176, 239, 294, 347, 414) yd / 114 (163, 220, 272, 321, 382) m

Substitution Notes
Any self-patterning sock weight or fingering yarn paired with a coordinating solid-coloured yarn may be used. Choose a yarn with easy care instructions. Superwash wool and sock yarns (whether wool or cotton blends) will work wonderfully. The self-patterning yarn may be substituted with a solid colour, a variegated yarn or a gradient yarn.

Techniques
Working intarsia from written instructions, increases/decreases, three needle bind off, basic modified set-in sleeve sweater construction, worked flat, bottom up, seaming, picking up stitches, buttonholes and sewing on buttons.

Helpful Links
Raised Increases video tutorial
Raised Increases photo tutorial
SSK & SSP Decreases video tutorial