Kersen by Linda Wilgus
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Kersen

Knitting
November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
790 - 1940 yards (722 - 1774 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X and 3X
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An unexpectedly sunny winter day, a muddy walk in the woods with the dog, then back inside to warm up with a red wine by the fire. Am I knitting or wearing a Kersen cardigan? Perhaps both! Kersen is a top-down cardigan featuring an easy-to-work lace pattern in panels down the front and back, as well a pretty cable section. A seed stitch shawl collar rounds out this cozy cardi, which knits up quickly in a DK weight.

SIZE
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size S).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 33.75 (36, 38, 42.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) inches or 86 (91.5, 96.5, 108, 116, 125.5, 136) cm.
Choose a bust size that is 1-2 inches or 2.5-5cm larger than your bust measurement.
Length: 20.25 (20.75, 21.25, 22.25, 23.25, 23.25, 24.25) inches or 51.5 (52.5, 54, 56.5, 59, 59, 61.5) cm.

YARN USED TO MAKE CARDIGAN PICTURED
Wollmeise DK 100% merino wool; 468yd/428m per 200g skein; color: Ruby Thursday; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins.

MATERIALS NEEDED
DK weight yarn, amounts per size similar to amounts listed above for the cardigan pictured.
Approximate yardage: 790 (860, 960, 1180, 1330, 1610, 1940) yds or 725 (790, 880, 1080, 1220, 1475, 1775) m.

29-inch (or larger) US #6/4mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles or same size as circular needle used.
8 stitch markers.
2 stitch holders or scrap yarn.
2 buttons with a diameter of approximately 1.25 inches or 3 cm.
Cable needle.
Darning needle.

GAUGE
21 sts/26 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking.

TECHNIQUES
Simple lace knitting
Cable knitting
Knitting in the round.
Increasing and decreasing.
Buttonholes.
Picking up stitches.

PATTERN NOTES
The cardigan is knit from the top down, working back and forth on a circular needle with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in the round on a set of double pointed needles.