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Erte Cardigan

Knitting
October 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1540 - 2420 yards (1408 - 2213 m)
36½ (43, 49½, 54½, 61, 67½ )" bust circumference
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Women’s cardigan with open fronts and cabled counterpane detail on the back. Erte is meant to be worn with positive ease. The fronts can be wrapped and pinned closed with a shawl pin or left loose to drape in a cascade.

Sizes 36½ (43, 49½, 54½, 61, 67½ )” bust circumference, with 9¾ (8½, 7¼, 6¾, 5½, 4¼ )” overlap at center front; shown in size 43”

Yarn Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Peruvian highland wool; 220 yd 201 m/100 g):
• #9489 red wine heather, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins

Gauge 19 sts and 25 rows = 4” in St st

Tools
• Size 6 (4 mm): 16”, 24”, and 32” circular (cir) needles and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Markers (m)
• Cable needle (cn)
• Worsted-weight cotton waste yarn for sleeve and stitch holders
• Yarn needle

Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.