Nami by Cheryl Chow
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Nami

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1035 - 1700 yards (946 - 1554 m)
32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) inch bust circumference
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Nami, which means wave in Japanese, is a light weight cotton cardigan knit from the bottom up. With wide ribbing, it fits nicely over the hips and is looser in the body. The sleeves are picked up and knit from the arm scythe to the cuff and the neck, button and buttonhole bands are picked up and knit after the body and sleeves are complete.

The cable and lace pattern is both charted and written.

Skills Required

  • cables
  • simple lace
  • knitting cable and lace pattern flat
  • knitting cable and lace pattern in the round
  • decreases
  • 3-needle bind off
  • buttonholes
  • picking up stitches
  • sewing buttons

Yarn Requirements

  • Fingering weight 100% cotton yarn. 1035 (1110, 1170, 1334, 1460, 1620, 1700 ) yards
  • Sample knit with Elann Lustrado; Fingering/4ply weight 100% cotton yarn; 185 yards in 50g; Color 8176 Natural; Size 35” used 6 balls

Gauge

  • 28 sts and 36 rows on needle size US4 (3.5mm) in stockinette is 4” (10cm) knit flat
  • 32 sts and 35 rows on needle size US4 (3.5mm) in Cable and Lace pattern is 4” (10cm) knit flat
  • 32 sts and 35 rows on needle size US5 (3.75mm) in Cable and Lace pattern is 4” (10cm) knit in the round

Size

  • Finished bust circumference of 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) inches
  • Finished length of 21.25 (21.5, 21.5, 22, 22.75, 23, 23) inches
  • Intended to have 1 to 2 inches of positive ease (choose a finished bust size 1 to 2 inches larger than your actual bust size).

Needle Size

  • Size US2 (2.75mm) double point needles for sleeve cuffs (worked in the round) or circular needle if doing magic loop
  • Size US4 (3.5mm) 32” (40” for larger sizes) circular needle for body in cable pattern (worked flat)
  • Size US5 (3.75mm) double point needles for sleeves in cable pattern (worked in the round) or circular needle if doing magic loop Or needle sizes needed to get gauge

Other Materials

  • Cable needle
  • 8 ~ 5/8” (16mm) buttons
  • 4 removable stitch markers
  • 5 stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapesty needle
  • Needle and thread to sew on buttons