Gakusei by Jimenez Joseph
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Gakusei

Knitting
December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Broad Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1020 - 2040 yards (933 - 1865 m)
XS (30”) / S (34”) / M (38”) / L (42”) / 1XL (46”) / 2XL (50”) / 3XL (54”)
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‘Gakusei’ (pronounced: gak’say) is Japanese for ‘Student’. The design for this cardi was influenced by an old sweater I once had while at Art College (minus the holes and the paint stains!).

It is a loose gauge open cardigan with a relaxed fit. The broad rib pattern gives a flattering shape to the body, while the contrast colour side panels and elbows add that extra touch of visual appeal. It is knitted flat and once seamed together, the sleeves are picked up and worked in the round from the top-down. The collar and front edges are picked up and knitted off the completed piece. As an option, you can add any kind of fasteners to your garment. Wear it open or closed – your choice!

Materials and Tools
Suggested Yarn & Quantity: Plucky Sweater by The Plucky Knitter (90% Merino Wool/10% Nylon) 100g, 270yds (250m) DK weight.

See last picture for the breakdown of yardage per size.

Buttons (optional): 8 to 12 1” (2.5cm) buttons

US 7 (4.5mm) straight and/or 32” (80cm) circular needles or DPNs (or size required to get gauge), US 6 (4mm) 32” (80cm) long circular needles. Stitch markers (removable), Measuring tape and Yarn needle for seaming and weaving in ends.

Gauge
20 sts x 29 rows – in Broad Rib pattern over 4” (10cm) using larger size needles. Equiv: 5 sts x 7.25 rows per inch (2 sts x 2.9 rows per cm).

Abbreviations help and links to video tutorials are included.

Sizing & Fitting
To fit sizes: XS (30”) / S (34”) / M (38”) / L (42”) / 1XL (46”) / 2XL (50”) / 3XL (54”).
If you intend to wear this garment as an open cardi without fastenings, or if you want a slightly more fitted garment, it is best go one size smaller than your normal size.