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monte rosa

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1094 - 1640 yards (1000 - 1500 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (finished bust 32.9 (36.2, 39.8, 42.5, 46.5, 50.4) in)
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this design was created in collaboration with De Rerum Natura

french version will be exclusively available through De Rerum Natura Website

the monte rosa cardigan with its beautiful lace/cable panel
on both fronts and back, is more on the classic side,
but the contrast color gives it a modern touch …

The cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down.
Knitting starts from a provisional CO. Shoulder parts are worked first,
then sts are picked up for sleeve caps. From this point fronts, sleeves
and back are worked simultaneously top down to sleeve separation,
where sleeve sts are placed on hold to work the body in one piece
to end. After finishing the body, sleeve sts are picked up again to work
the sleeves in the round top down to the cuffs. Collar sts are picked up
around the neck. After finishing the collar, button bands are picked up
along the fronts.

Charts and written instructions for cable/lace panels are provided
in the pattern.

Finished bust circumference:
83.5 (92, 101, 108, 118, 128) cm
32.9 (36.2, 39.8, 42.5, 46.5, 50.4) in

18 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) in St st,
18 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 in) in garter st
on 4.5 mm (US 7) needles after blocking.
Back cable/lace panel is 24.5 cm (9.7 in) Sizes XS, S, M,
26.5 cm (10.5 in) Sizes L, XL, XXL wide after blocking.

Materials:
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
7 buttons 2.2 cm (0.9 in) diameter

Yarn: Gilliatt by De Rerum Natura
4 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins in main color (shown in poivre et sel)
1 skein in contrast color (shown in potimarron).

errata:
page 4 (Sizes L, XL, XXL) 4th WS row should read:
P1, k1, p4, k1, p4, work as set to last 11 sts, p4, k1, p4, k1, p1, CO 9 sts.
page 5: st count for sleeves (Sizes L, XL, XXL): 26
page 7 last paragraph;
After reaching the final legth of the collar: BO in pattern.

…a matching hat pattern is available