it's the berries!
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Classic cardigan with a vintage attitude, modern fit, and charming details including a cable and bobble berry border, pretty cable-decrease shaping, and a tidy hemmed stockinette band.
Construction: It’s the Berries is knit in 5 pieces from the bottom and seamed, with set-in sleeves. Live stitches at front shoulders are “grafted” to bound off back shoulder stitches for a seamless yet stable shoulder. Front and neckline band is picked up and knitted in one piece with mitered corners at the neckline.
Finished Sweater Sizes:32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm. Sweater shown was modified to measure 38” / 96.5 cm, worn with 2” / 5 cm positive ease.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn) in Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed); (125 m/50 g): 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins. Shown in Eden dove.
Needles & Notions: 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles for body and Size 6 / 4.0 mm circular needles with long cable for band; markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, eight 3⁄4” / 2 cm buttons.
Techniques: Cables, bobbles, cable decreases, short rows, grafting live to bound off stitches. Explanations for all techniques included in instructions.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, vine cable patterns in charted format only, schematic, glossary.