Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates
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Gramps Cardigan

April 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 2200 yards (914 - 2012 m)
XS(S, M, L, XL)[XL/2X, 2X, 3X]
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This is the adult version of Gramps. Click here for the child’s version--there is a slight overlap in the sizing! You may also be interested in checking out the KAL thread or the related video tutorial on cabling while decreasing.

Doesn’t your grandpa have a cozy cardigan to wear around the house? Cardigan is worked from the bottom up. Shawl collar is extended with short rows to be wider at the neckline. Cabling is worked on the fronts and modified for the sleeves, and the back is knit in a wide-wale rib. Cable pattern is fully written AND charted. Directions are provided for 3/4 length and full length sleeves.

Knit it oversized to be comfy like Gramps, or to your chest measurement for a little more sass (shown fitted in size M). Design is unisex, and as soon as I can manage I’ll be knitting a non-hot-pink version to try on a dude.

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ERRATA NOTE: Round 11 of WRITTEN sleeve cable instruction only (chart is correct) should be: P5, C4F, P5.

Size: XS(S, M, L, XL){XL/2X, 2X, 3X}
Finished Chest: 30(33.75, 35.75, 39.25, 42.75){44.75, 48.25, 52} inches
Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows per 4 inches in stockinette, 38 sts per 6 inches in Criss Cross Cable Pattern
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino 100% merino wool; 210 yards/192 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein 5(6, 7, 7, 8){9, 10, 11} skeins “Pop Rocks” or 1000(1125, 1300, 1450, 1600)1775, 1975, 2200} yards
Tools: Size 7(4.5 mm) and size 8(5 mm) circular needles and set of 5 DPNs in each size, stitch markers, cable needle
Notions: 6 1-inch buttons, needle and matching thread