Leap Year Cardigan by Suvi Simola
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Leap Year Cardigan

Knitting
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1160 - 1905 yards (1061 - 1742 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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This open front cardigan is beautiful in its simplicity. Large color blocks add interest and invite you to play with colors, choosing either bold or subtle combinations.
The cardigan is worked seamlessly from top down. The collar edges are finished with an i-cord that is worked simultaneously with the collar.
The pattern includes a photo tutorial for the lifted increases.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished cardigan, fronts slightly overlapped 31 ¼ (35, 39, 43, 47, 50 ½)” / 79 (89, 99, 109, 119, 128) cm
The cardigan is designed to be worn with approximately 3” / 7.5 cm of positive ease which is already built into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
Isager Merilin (228 yds / 208 m per 50 g skein,
80 % wool, 20 % linen):
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins MC (main color), shown in color 65
1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins CC (contrasting color), shown in color 59

or Fingering-weight yarn, approximately:
950 (1050, 1180, 1290, 1455, 1595) yds / 870 (960, 1080, 1180, 1330, 1460) m MC
210 (215, 250, 260, 270, 310) yds / 195 (200, 230, 240, 250, 285) m CC

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
size US 6 / 4 mm circular needle
size US 6 / 4 mm double pointed needles for sleeves or a long circular needle if using Magic Loop technique

6 stitch markers, 2 in one color and 4 in the other
row counter
waste yarn and a crochet hook for Crochet Loop Cast-on (approx. the same size as the circular needle)
waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches
tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
22 sts and 32 rows in Stockinette stitch = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.