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Funky Grandpa

Knitting
July 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
1248 - 3641 yards (1141 - 3329 m)
XS to 4XL (see below)
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This retro inspired cardigan has an ample and boxy shape - which is updated by it’s extra long sleeves and fun stripes in different sequences.
The deep feminine neckline and the use of blocks of colour add interest and enhance the overall shape by modernizing an otherwise traditional and masculine garment.
It is completely seamless and worked almost in one piece, from the top down. The sleeves and the buttonband are done with short rows and by picking up stitches from the body.
The resulting garment is very light and comfortable, since it is done out of fingering weight sock yarn.

All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.

The following Errata has been updated in the pattern:
Errata 18.07.2013: at page 4 (Body increases) it should read:
Repeat increase row 3(3,3,3,2,2,3,2) times on every 4th row. (Instead of “repeat increase row 4(4,4,4,3,3,4,3)times on every 4th row.”)
Errata 12.08.2013: at page 4, when joining back and fronts is says “PM between them”, meaning that the marker will be placed in the middle of the CO sts.

Sizing (body size)
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm)
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm)
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm)
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm)
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm)
(Shown in Size Small with 1 in./2,5cm positive ease at bust)

Yarn:
4(4,5,6,7,8,10,11) skeins of Lana Grossa Meilenweit 50 Uni/Solid (MC colourway 1104) or approximately 832(916,1073,1274,1514,1808,2093, 2452) yards or 761(838,981,1165,1384,1653,1914,2242) meters.
1 (1,1,1,1,2,2,2) skeins of Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Uni/Solid (black colourway 1106) or approximately 255(281,329,392,465,556,643,753) yards or 233(257,301,358,425,508,588,689) meters.
1 skein of Schoppel-Wolle crazy Zauberball (CC colourway la Strada dell Olivia) or approximately 161(177,208,247,294,351,407,477) yards or 147(162,190,226,269,321,372,436) meters.
…or any other fingering weight yarn (at 459 yards or 420m/100gr ) which gives you the gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

Needles:
3mm/US3 and 3,5mm/US4 circular needles
(at least 80 cm/31”long) .
for cuff: 2,5mm/US1.5 DPNs
for buttonband: 2mm/US0 and 3mm/US3
(extra long circular needle or 2 circular needles)

Other:
tapestry needle, stitch markers, stitch holders or smooth scrap
yarn, 5-6 buttons

Gauge
24.5sts and 34 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch on 3,5mm/ US 4 needles, after blocking.

Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced.