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Floriston

Knitting
April 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1244 - 1727 yards (1138 - 1579 m)
Bust, front band to front band: 31½ (34¾, 37¼, 40½, 43, 46¼, 48¾, 52, 54½)" / 80 (88.5, 94.5, 103, 109, 117.5, 123, 132, 138.5) cm
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An airy, open-front cardigan with bracelet-length sleeves, a deep back pleat, and a bit of waist shaping. The sweater fronts are slightly wider at the bottom for a subtly draped look. A simple, graphic, eyelet-and-rib pattern forms the front bands and is repeated on the inside of the pleat.

Construction notes
Floriston is a mostly seamless design. It is worked skirt first, from the empire line to the hem. When the skirt is complete, stitches are picked up at the cast-on edge, and the bodice is worked in one piece to the underarms. Fronts and back are worked separately to the shoulders, then joined using a 3-needle bind-off. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes, their caps shaped with short rows, then worked in the round to the cuff. The front bands are cast on separately and joined to the body of the sweater as they are worked.

Stitch patterns are provided in chart form and as written, row-by-row, instructions.

Finished measurements:
Bust: 31½ (34¾, 37¼, 40½, 43, 46¼, 48¾, 52, 54½)” / 80 (88.5, 94.5, 103, 109, 117.5, 123, 132, 138.5) cm.
Length: 24½ (24¾, 25½, 26, 26¾, 27, 27½, 28, 29)” / 62 (63, 65, 66, 68, 68.5, 70, 71, 73.5) cm.
Shown in size 34¾” / 88.5 cm

Ease and fit
Intended to be worn with 0–2” / 0–5 cm positive ease. The sweater is designed to fit with a gap of 2–3” / 5–7.5 cm between the front bands at the bust line. The finished measurements given above are from one front edge to the other. Choose the size just smaller than your actual bust measurement to get the intended fit.

Yardage requirements
1244, 1307, 1373, 1432, 1500, 1564, 1620, 1677, 1727 yds / 1138, 1195, 1255, 1309, 1372, 1430, 1481, 1533, 1579 m

Techniques
Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn-overs, slipped stitches, short rows, I-cord bind-off, three-needle bind-off.

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