Lake Breeze by Amanda Kremer

Lake Breeze

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 - 1550 yards (914 - 1417 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL); Actual Bust: 30" (34", 38", 42", 46", 50"); Finished Bust: 33" (37", 41", 45", 49", 53")
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Lake Breeze is a totally seamless raglan cardigan knit from the top-down in one piece, somewhat inspired by Persistence. The cables on the back give it a little more style than a plain stockinette cardigan would - but not too much, making this a great cardi for advanced beginners, who would like to get a little adventurous with their knitting.
This is truly a “one-piece wonder”, aside from the underarm stitches, there is absolutely no seaming and no picking up stitches required! There is also an option to knit Lake Breeze as a pullover.

Sizes
X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XXL)

These sizes correspond to an actual bust measurement of:
30” (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”)

With 3” of positive ease, the final finished/blocked measurement is:
33” (37”, 41”, 45”, 49”, 53”)

Gauge
18 stitches x 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 8 (5.0 mm) needles - or size needed to get required gauge on a washed and blocked swatch.

Difficulty
Easy to moderate
This pattern includes short rows and cables.
However, do not let new techniques turn you off, there is a short row method that is easy to learn and looks great too, called the “shadow wrap method”. This pattern gives specific instructions for this method.

Materials
Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) for body and US 6 (4.0 mm) for ribbing
Cable needle
Stitch markers in at least 3 different colors
Buttons: about 10 to 12 1/2” to 5/8” buttons - the exact number you will need depends on the size and length of your cardigan.
Yarn: estimated total yardage 1000 (1075, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1500) yards