Diamond Back Cardigan by Kira Dulaney
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Diamond Back Cardigan

Knitting
February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
930 - 1400 yards (850 - 1280 m)
Bust (buttoned): 32.25" (35.75", 40.75", 44.25", 48.25", 51.75")
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This wardrobe-staple V-neck cardigan features a diamond lace panel running down the back. Knit seamlessly from the neck down, it has waist shaping for a flattering fit. Please note that the extra length on larger sizes is made by a longer Double Moss Stitch band at the hem.

GAUGE
4” = 19 sts and 26 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust (buttoned): 32.25” (35.75”, 40.75”, 44.25”, 48.25”, 51.75”)
Waist: 27.25” (30.75”, 35.75”, 39”, 43.25”, 46.75”)
Hip: 31.5” (35”, 40”, 43.25”, 47.5”, 51”)
Length: 23.75”(24”, 24”, 24.25”, 24.25”, 24.5”)
Sleeve Length: 17.75”

MATERIALS
930(980, 1100, 1200, 1320, 1400) yards worsted weight yarn
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) 29” or longer circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
stitch holders or scrap yarn
stitch markers, preferably in two different styles or colors
yarn needle
seven 7/8” buttons
sewing needle and thread
row counter (optional, but useful for keeping track of concurrent shaping directions)

Yarn shown in grey is Berroco Maya, yarn shown in turquoise is Berroco Weekend, and yarn shown in variegated is cabled yarn handspun from Extreme Spinning unspun fiber
(100% organic merino); 879 yards/340 grams; 11 wraps per inch)