Mitch

Knitting
December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1870 yards (1006 - 1710 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Mitch is a top-down, seamless cardigan with set-in sleeves, deep V-neck and an all-over cable and lace pattern at the bottom of the body.
Upper back part is worked first from shoulders to the underarms, then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders and fronts are worked to the underarms.
Then the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem.
The bottom of the body is knit in an interesting cable and lace pattern that is easy to memorize.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armhole: along the sides you will need to pick up 1 st for every row, and at the top of the sleeve caps 3 sts for every 4 rows.
Sleeve caps are then shaped with „wrapless short row” technique, that uses only regular increases, and handles the picked up stitches as „joining” stitches.
Sleeves are worked from the underarm to the cuff in the round.
The garter stitch bands are worked simultaneously with the body.


Gauge
19 sts and 28 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (body and sleeve caps) with larger needle after blocking
19 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round (sleeves) with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
82 (86.5: 92.5: 97: 103: 107.5: 113.5: 118: 122: 128.5) cm / 32¼ (34: 36½: 38¼: 40½: 42¼: 44¾: 46½: 48: 50½) inches body circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 10 cm/4” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 1010 (1060: 1130: 1190: 1270: 1350: 1430: 1520: 1610: 1710) meters / 1100 (1160: 1230: 1300: 1380: 1470: 1560: 1660: 1760: 1870) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 10 cm/4” positive ease at bust using The Plucky Knitter Plucky Cozy (90% merino-10% Camel, 238 m/260 y per skein) in colourway Lonely Heart.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle each size 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) each size 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumference (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· cable needle
· 2 stitch markers
· removable markers: 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue
· 1 button with 2.75 cm/1” diameter

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, picking up stitches, using a cable needle.