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Larch Cardigan

Knitting
December 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1250 - 2000 yards (1143 - 1829 m)
32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47 inch bust
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A hip length cardigan with a shawl collar and 2-button closer that can be worn comfortably open or closed.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 32 35, 38, 41, 44, 47 inches.
(Sample measures 35” and is worn with minimal ease)
Body is 16” long for all sizes, length is easily adjusted.

Materials
1290 (1440, 1580, 1720, 1870, 2000) yards sport weight yarn, individual mileage may very.
Sample is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light 50% wool, 50% Alpaca; 144yd/132m per 50g skein; color: 4217 Tupelo; 9 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 skeins.

Needles
30” US 4/3.5 mm circular needle,
4 US 4/3.5 mm dpn

Notions required
2 or more buttons, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle size f crochet hook for button loops

Gauge
23 sts x 29 rows= 4” in Stockinette st

Body is worked flat in one piece to the underarms with a-line shaping. Then fronts and back are divided and worked separately. The sleeves are knit in the round to the underarm then cap shaping is worked back and forth in rows. Sleeves in the pattern are written to standard length, the sleeves on the sample are in fact 20” long, or 1 ½” longer then recommended length. The sleeves are long and lean, if you prefer more ease in the sleeve knit the next size up from the body size and add ¼” of length to the upper body after arm shaping. For further assistance with modifications please contact me and I will do what I can.

Berroco has a very helpful crochet buttonhole video tutorial

Collar section errata-
Where pattern says:
Pick up and knit 6 sts along right neck edge…Repeat the last 2 rows 2 (4, 4, 6, 6, 8) times more.

It should say:
Repeat the last 2 rows 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 4) times more.