Kanti Mama by Kristen TenDyke
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Kanti Mama

Knitting
April 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with larger Needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
589 - 1215 yards (539 - 1111 m)
31¾ (36¼, 39¾, 44¼, 47¾, 52¼, 55¾)" / 80.5 (92, 101, 112.4, 121.5, 132.5, 141.5) cm bust circumference.
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Construction Notes
Kanti Mama begins with a provisional cast-on at the center of the back collar. The left back collar is worked, then the left shoulder stitches are cast on and the left front is knit from the top down to the underarm and placed on a holder. The right back collar stitches are picked up from the provisional cast-on edge, then knit to the shoulder. The right shoulder stitches are cast on and the right front is knit from the top down to the underarm. The back shoulder stitches are picked up from the front shoulder and collar edges and knit down to the underarm. The back and fronts are joined at the underarm and the body is knit down.

Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armholes. Sleeve caps are shaped with some short-rows, then the sleeve is knit in the round to the cuff. There are two sleeve length options: a cap sleeve (as shown), or long sleeves.

Pattern includes:
• Written and charted instructions for the lace and cable panel
• Links to a photo tutorial for the cable stitch, and for the provisional cast-on method recommended
• A detailed schematic
• An illustration to help with the unique construction
• Instructions for cap and long sleeves, knit in k2, p2 ribbing or Stockinette stitch.
• 8 pages of detailed, tech edited and test-knit instructions
• Beautiful color photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge.

Finished Measurements
31¾ (36¼, 39¾, 44¼, 47¾, 52¼, 55¾)” / 80.5 (92, 101, 112.4, 121.5, 132.5, 141.5) cm bust circumference. Shown in: 36¼” / 92 cm size.
Intended Ease: 1–3” / 2.5–7.5 cm positive ease

Check out the Kanti Baby sweater, too! Sized for newborn up to 6 years old!

Yarn
Worsted weight (CYCA #4 Medium)
For Cap Sleeve Version: about 589 (668, 725, 807, 874, 960, 1023) yards / 539 (611, 663, 738, 799, 878, 935) meters.
For Long Sleeve Version: about 831 (930, 987, 1089, 1156, 1262, 1325) yards / 760 (850, 903, 996, 1057, 1154, 1212) meters.
Shown in: Juniper Moon Farm’s Sabine (40% cotton, 30% merino wool, 30% royal llama; 218 yds / 200 m, 100 g): 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins for cap sleeves, or 4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins for long sleeves in #31 smoked oyster
(Note: If you read through the projects from the test knitters, you may see that many of them played yarn chicken. These yarn requirements have been increased to hopefully prevent that from happening to you!)

Knitting Needles
Size US 6 / 4 mm: straight and 32” circular, or size needed to obtain gauge;
Size US 5 / 3.75 mm: 32” circular and set of 4 double pointed, or one size smaller than size needed for gauge.

Notions
Waste yarn and size US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on; markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; cable needle; tapestry needle

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st; 22 sts = 4¾” / 12 cm in Center Panel, with larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.