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Esme

twist collective winter 2012
Knitting
November 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 29.5 rows = 4 inches in cable pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1240 - 2604 yards (1134 - 2381 m)
28 (29 ¾, 33 ¼, 36 ¾, 40 ¼, 42, 45 ½, 49, 50 ¾, 54 ¼)" / 71 (75.5, 84.5,9 3.5, 102, 106.5, 115.5, 124.5, 129, 138) cm
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Errata available: twistcollective.com

*ERRATA**
The definition of C3F in the abbreviations section should read: “Slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold to front, knit 2 stitches, then knit 1 stitch from cable needle.”**

Esme is a lovely kimono-style cardigan with attached tie closure in a mixture of slipped stitch cables. It has an easy but interesting construction, with the waistband worked first and the upper and lower bodices picked up and knit once the waistband is complete. No shaping is involved, as the ties bring the bodice in. The stitching looks complicated, but is easy to work and quickly memorized.

finished measurements:
Bust: 28 (29 ¾, 33 ¼, 36 ¾, 40 ¼, 42, 45 ½, 49, 50 ¾, 54 ¼)” / 71 (75.5, 84.5, 93.5, 102, 106.5, 115.5, 124.5, 129, 138) cm
Length: 23 (24, 24 ½, 25, 25, 25, 26 ¾, 26 ¾, 28 ½, 28 ½)” / 58.5 (61, 62, 63.5, 63.5, 63.5, 68, 68, 72.5, 72.5) cm

suggested yarn:
10 (11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 18, 20, 21) skeins Valley Yarns Northfield (124 yd / 113 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g skein; 70% Merino Wool, 20% Alpaca, 10% Silk) in #14 Haze

needles:
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long
Size 5 US / 3.75 mm needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

notions:
Removable stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

gauge:
27 ½ sts and 29 ½ rows = 4” / 10 cm over Body Pattern using larger needles
33 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm over Waistband Pattern using smaller needles
To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.

construction:
The sleeves are worked flat first, followed by the waistband. Stitches are then picked up on either side of the waistband, and worked upwards for the upper bodice and downwards for the lower bodice.