Escalier Cardigan by Andrea Rangel
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Escalier Cardigan

Knitting
October 2014
The Knitting Boutique Susquehanna Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Horizontal Parallelograms Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
810 - 1515 yards (741 - 1385 m)
Bust Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm
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This relaxed cardigan is worked in an all-over textured pattern that’s fun to work and easy to follow. Set-in sleeves, subtle waist shaping, and a graceful V-neck create a flattering fit. The body of the sweater is worked first in one piece, then the sleeves are worked in the round and seamed into the armholes. The button band is picked up and worked after seaming. Seams are used only in the most important spots to provide longevity - the shoulders and armholes - creating a garment that will won’t stretch out, but doesn’t require too much finishing.

A pullover version of this pattern is also available.

Finished Measurements:
Bust Circumference: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58) in/86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm

Intended to be worn with +3-4 in/7.5-10 cm of ease at bust for standard fit; shown in size 34 in/86.5 cm with +4 in/10 cm of ease on model.

Yarn
810 (940, 1040, 1155, 1260, 1380, 1515) yd/740 (860, 950, 1055, 1150, 1260, 1385) m worsted weight yarn

Shown in The Knitting Boutique Susquehanna Worsted (85% Organic Polworth Wool, 15% Silk; 180 yd/165 m per 115 g skein)
5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins

Blocked Gauge
Gauge measurement should be taken after blocking.
16 sts/24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Garter Parallelograms Pattern using Gauge Needle (Needle B)
17 sts/32 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Garter Stitch using smaller needle

Needles & Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

Needle A: US #6/4 mm 32 in/80 cm circular
Needle B (Gauge Needle): needle US #8/5 mm 32 in/80 cm circular needle
Needle C: US #6/4 mm needle; use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method (set double pointed needles, long circular for magic loop method, or two circular needles)
Needle D: US #8/5 mm needle; use preferred small-circumference circular knitting method (set double pointed needles, long circular for magic loop method, or two circular needles)

stitch markers
tapestry needle
five .75 in/2 cm buttons
needle and thread

Skills
working in the round, maintaining pattern during shaping, seaming, picking up stitches, working button holes