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Guacamole Sweater

Trappings and Trinkets Etsy Shop
Knitting
June 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
291 - 750 yards (266 - 686 m)
3 mo (6 mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6)
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Guacamole is a zippy layering piece offered in sizes 3 mo up to little girl’s size 6. Perfect for spring, fall or cool summer nights, this cardigan is as fun to make as it is to wear!

The Guacamole Sweater has raglan shaping and options for 3/4 or long sleeves. It is knitted flat in one piece (although sleeves are done in the round), and requires no seaming (except closing up a very small hole in the underarm.)

Test knitters estimated the difficulty level of this pattern at “intermediate” because of the twisted stitch pattern. This pattern knits up quickly and is sure to be a favorite that you use time and again!

Skills Used:
Twisted Stitches (explained in the pattern, link to video support on-line)
Lifted increases (explained in pattern, link to illustrated article on-line)
applied i-cord button band (in-depth explanation in pattern, link to video support on-line)

Sizes: 3 mo (6mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6)
To fit chest sizes: 17” (19”, 19.5”, 20.5”, 21”, 21.5”, 22”, 22.75”, 23.5”)
Finished chest sizes: 17.5” (19.5”, 20”, 21.25”, 22”, 22.5”, 23.25”, 23.75”, 24.5”)
Measured across stockinette - honeycomb will measure smaller, but is meant to be worn with negative ease.

Materials needed:
291 (369, 428, 486, 550, 587, 660, 710, 750) yds of fingering-weight yarn
Yardage is based on long-sleeved requirements
(Sample sweater used Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock yarn in the Mojito colorway)
US size 3/ 3.25mm circular or pair of straight needles You may find that the slickness of metal needles facilitates working the twisted stitch pairs in the yoke of this sweater.
Set of 4US size 3/ 3.25mm dpns
Yarn needle
2 Stitch holders (or scrap yarn)
3-6 buttons (depending on size and spacing)
8 stitch markers

Errata for the version purchased prior to 7/6/13 (this version has a “landscape” layout instead of the “portrait” layout the new version is done in:

Size 6 only:

Row 47: P1, *(Rptw, Lptw), rep from * to 2 sts before m, Rptw. P to 4th m. P1, *(Rptw, Lptw), rep from * to 1 st before m. P1. P to last m. Lptw, *(Rptw. Lptw), rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 50: K1, *(Lktw, Rktw), rep from * to 2 sts before m, Lktw. K2, RLI, K slv sts, LLI, K2. K1, *(Lktw, Rktw), rep from * to 1 st before m, K1. K2, RLI, K slv sts, LLI, K2. Rktw, *(Lktw, Rktw), rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 56: K1, *(Lktw, Rktw), rep from * to 2 sts
bef m, Lktw. K to 4th m. K1, *(Lktw, Rktw), rep
from * to 1 st before m. K1. K to last m. Rktw,
*(Lktw, Rktw), rep from * to last st, K1.