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Long Lucky

Knitting
October 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette, unblocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
32/34 - 44/46
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A long textured cardigan in soft lightweight alpaca. it’s loosely based on a bulky belted cardi I saw in Lucky Magazine a few years back. I knit this from the bottom up, for minimal seaming and less interruption in the pattern.

I loved how the oatmeal heathered yarn looked in broken rib and couldn’t forget about the photo from the magazine, so I finally took out some Berocco Ultra Alpaca and got going with this. Not belted, not bulky, it turned out way different. But maybe better?

The long A line shape is super flattering and it uses less yarn than you’d think, since it’s meant to hang open and has a lot of negative ease through the body. The finished hems give it a clean look, as do the hidden closures at the top.

I love it since it goes with everything!