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Medaki

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
306 - 831 yards (280 - 760 m)
Nominal age: (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 10, 12) years. Finished chest (back width at underarm x 2): (20, 21, 22) (23.5, 24.5, 26) (27, 29, 31)in /(50, 52, 54) (59, 61, 66) (68, 72, 78)cm
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女滝 | MEDAKI : Japanese (Romanji) for (n) the smaller waterfall (of the two)

A super sweet top down seamless cardigan made with Eco-organic Cotton – a DK weight yarn with beautiful drape and decadent softness. The feature waterfall fronts cascade around the waist and hip to provide stylish shape across the back.
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Construction Notes
Yoke is provisionally cast-on to work a long sleeve top down raglan cardigan with shaping to the back. I-cord bind-off neckband is worked before picking up stitches around the body to create the stunning waterfall fronts with the beautiful feature stitch.

Size
Nominal age: (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7) (8, 10, 12) years
Finished chest (back width at underarm x 2):
(20, 21, 22) (23.5, 24.5, 26) (27, 29, 31)in /
(50, 52, 54) (59, 61, 66) (68, 72, 78)cm

Yarn
EcoOrganic Cotton, 100% Organic Cotton; 196yd/180m/100g#; Colour 16 Sloth. Available from ecoyarns.com.au
* # Please note, during test knitting we discovered yardage discrepancies with this yarn. Please use the yardage/meterage chart below when choosing your yarn.*

Yards: (300, 360, 410) (460, 530, 590) (650, 740, 830)
Metres: (280, 330, 380) (420, 480, 540) (590, 680, 760)

Tip: We think a solid or semi-solid yarn choice will work best to display the beautiful stitch detail.

Alternative Yarn Suggestions
Blue Sky Alpacas Suri Merino, 60% Alpaca, 40% Merino; 164 yd/150m/100g.

Debbie Bliss Cotton DK, 100% Cotton; 92yd/84m/50g.

Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% Merino; 225yd/206m/100g

Needle
4.5mm (US7) circular needle, 24in / 60cm or longer
4.5mm (US7) dpns
5mm (US8) circular needle, any length

Other
Waste yarn
Stitch holders
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
18 stitches and 28 rows in 4in / 10cm in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch on smaller needles, washed and blocked flat
26 stitches and 36 rows in 4in / 10cm in Fluted Slipstitch on smaller needles, washed and blocked flat

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate to Advanced