Dirty Martini by Ela Torrente
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Dirty Martini

Knitting
February 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stst
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
855 - 1155 yards (782 - 1056 m)
XS to 3XL
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The pattern is now available in Italian and German.

Dirty Martini is a very easy comfortable, seamless open cardigan mostly worked flat from the top down, with basic raglan sleeves.
The cardigan features an easy colourwork pattern for lower body, striped sleeves, waist shaping and short row shaping for the back neck, right and left front.

The garment is intended to be worn with zero or little positive ease at the chest.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1XL, 2XL, 3XL).
Finished chest circumference: 31 (34½, 38, 42½, 46, 50¼, 54½) inches/ 79 (88, 97, 108, 117, 128, 139) cm. Measurements based on back measurement doubled at underarm.
Sample shown in size S worn with 2½ inches/6 cm of positive ease. Please choose a size with 0-3 inches/ 0-7 cm of ease compared to your actual measurements.

Materials
♡ Malabrigo Rios (100% superwash merino wool – 210yds/ 192m per 100 gr) shown in MC Pearl Ten, CC Jupiter.
MC 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins; CC 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein.
or approx. MC 760 (840, 940, 1050, 1150, 1265, 1380) yards/ 700 (770, 855, 960, 1050, 1155, 1260) meters CC 95 (105, 120, 135, 145, 160, 175) yards/ 90 (100, 110, 125, 135, 150, 160) meters of heavy DK/ worsted weight yarn.

♡ 36”/ 90cm or longer US7/ 4.5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge.
♡ 36”/ 90cm or longer US8/ 5mm circular needle or different size to obtain gauge.
♡ US7/ 4.5mm DPNs (optional, for sleeves).
♡ US8/ 5mm DPNs (optional, for sleeves).
♡ 4 stitch markers.
♡ 1 crochet hook (for provisional CO).
♡ waste yarn (for provisional CO).
♡ waste yarn or stitch holders (for holding sts).
♡ darning needle.

Gauge (after blocking):
18 sts & 23 rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm in stst on larger needle.
19 sts & 42 rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm in garter st on smaller needle.

Skill Level: Easy.

Sample by Sarah Holmes aka holmes2974

German Translation by Swenja Camphausen aka Flugzauber