Nazar Cardigan by Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

Nazar Cardigan

Knitting
January 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 950 yards (366 - 869 m)
3 mo, 6mo, 12 mo, 18 mo, 2 yr, 4 yr, 6yr
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Nazar, or evil eye, motifs are seen as decorations all over Turkey and elsewhere. This cardigan takes its inspiration from the small evil eye beads, or nazar boncu, that are commonly pinned to children’s clothing as protection from negative energy.

Cardigan is worked back and forth from the bottom up. Sleeves are worked separately, then joined at the yoke. The simple stranded colorwork pattern has one three-color row that is worked on the right side; if desired the third color can be added by duplicate stitch instead.

Finished Chest Circumference 19 (20 1/4, 21, 22) 24 1/2, 26, 28“; 48 (50.5, 52.5, 55) 61, 65, 70 cm.

Yarn Approximately 400 (475, 525, 600) 725, 800, 950 yds Fingering Weight yarn for MC, 50 yds for CC1 and 5 yds CC2. Shown in Quince and Co. Finch, 100% American Wool (221 yds/ 50g): River (MC), Egret (CC1) and Peaks Ferry (CC2).

Gauge 29 sts/ 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Needles US #1 and #2 circular needles; US #2 dpns (optional, for sleeves), or size needed to obtain gauge.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.