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Ginny’s Cardigan

Knitting
July 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 6 needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
917 - 1703 yards (839 - 1557 m)
28¼, 32¼, 36¼, 40¼, 48¼, and 52¼

I love all of the beautiful knitted sweaters and accessories in the movies inspired by the Harry Potter series of books. It takes a lot of wool to keep off the damp chill of the British winters and especially in a drafty old castle! Ginny’s Cardigan features owls on the back—the owls’ eyes peer out and look for any mischief. The small pockets in the front are mostly decorative but could be used to hold something small and important like a fake Galleon to call the members of Dumbledore’s Army together.

FINISHED SIZES
XS 28¼
S 32¼
M 36¼
L 40¼,
1X 44¼
2X 48¼
3X 52¼”

Bust circumference, buttoned.

Yardage
Each skein assumed to be 131 yards amounts required are 7 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13) skeins.

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ERRATA
There is an error in the stitch count in the second to last Dec Row under Yoke before the Finishing section. It should say:
Dec row (RS) K1, ssk, knit to m, sl m, work charted patt as established to m, sl m, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—2 sts dec’d. Work 1 WS row even in patt. Rep last 2 rows 3 more times—20 (26, 30, 36, 40, 45, 51) sts rem each side of m.

Helpful Blog Posts
I’m working on a series of blog posts about this pattern to go with the KAL.
7/26/13 Choosing Yarn and Swatching
8/1/13 Getting Ready! Choosing a size and Compensating Gauge
8/9/13 Customize It!
8/12/13 Customize It! Part 2