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Mendocino (adult)

Knitting
January 1997
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1350 - 1650 yards (1234 - 1509 m)

Summary: Mendocino is a round-neck, saddle-shoulder, tunic-length cardigan in stockinette stitch with a cabled yoke area. There is slight shaping to the bust area of the body where the cabled yoke begins.The hemline, collar and buttonbands are worked in Moss stitch, with the buttonbands knitted separately and attached in the finishing stages. The sleeves are worked from the ribbed cuff upwards, finishing with the cable pattern at the top that continues into a cable sadlle for the shoulders.

Skills needed : cable knitting, pick-up stitches, increase and decrease in pattern and saddle shoulder finishing.

Additional yarn information : pattern as per Pacific Coast Highway, uses 1 colour

Additional size information : as per Pacific Coast Highway

to fit bust 32-35 inches (81-89 cm), knitted underarm measurement (buttoned) of 44.5 inches (113 cm)

to fit bust 36-39 inches (91-99 cm ), knitted underarm measurement (buttoned) of 47.5 inches (121 cm)

to fit bust 40-42 inches (102-112 cm ), knitted underarm measurement (buttoned) of 51 inches (129 cm)

Additional materials needed: a cable needle, 5 stitch holders, stitch markers and 10 buttons.

Charts: 2 cable charts

Pacific Coast Highway, published 1997, out of print, used prices $250.