Florence by Kim Hargreaves
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Florence

Knitting
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Moss stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1392 - 1566 yards (1273 - 1432 m)

SUMMARY: Florence is a hip-length, cardigan sweater, featuring waist and princess shaping (to the bustline) and a sectioned peplum-like lower edge. The fitted cap sleeves also feature this ‘sectioned’ lower cuff edge. The cardigan is presented in either a high-neck, Polo collar version or a V-neck version. The smaller needle size indicated above is only required for the high-neck version. The entire sweater is worked in a Knit 1, Purl 1 Moss stitch pattern. The Polo collar is knit separately and sewn to the body in the finishing stages. The buttonholes are worked as part of the body – there is no separate buttonband and no collar edge finishing in the V-neck version.

SIZES: Woman’s Small (Medium, Large).

FINISHED BUST: 37 (39, 41)”/ 93 (99, 103) cm

YARN REQUIREMENTS: Fine-weight yarn, both versions: 1392 (1566, 1566) yds / 8 (9, 9) skeins.

SHOWN IN: Rowan Fine Cotton Chenille, #410 Privet (high-neck version) and #415 Parched (V-neck version).

NOTIONS: buttons – 13 for the high-neck version, 11 for the V-neck version.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: increasing and decreasing in knitting and back stitch or mattress stitch seaming.