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Neptune

Crochet
February 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 6.5 rows = 4 inches in in half double crochet
10.0 mm (N/P)
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X)
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A chunky shawl fronted cardigan inspired by the beautiful stripes of the planet Neptune. The cardigan is worked at a loose gauge to give a beautiful drape.

This pattern uses standard US crochet terms. A conversion table is provided for UK crocheters. This pattern has been fully tech edited.

Pattern Notes:
This shawl fronted cardigan is designed to fit across the back and shoulders with a loose front secured with a shawl pin or left open. The body is worked in one piece from the collar down with the sleeves added later. Change colors randomly every few rows to achieve a random stripe effect.

Sizes:
XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X)
To fit chest:
71-86 (91-107, 112-127, 132-152) cm / 28-34 (36-42, 44-50, 52-60)”
Shoulder to shoulder measurement:
38 (43, 46, 47)cm / 15 (17, 18, 18 ½ )”
Length from underarm:
31 cm/12”
Upper arm circumference:
28 ( 32, 41, 48) cm / 11 (12.5, 16, 19)”
Designed to be worn with 2.5-5cm/ 1-2” positive ease
Model wears a M/L.

Materials:
4(4,5,5) skeins of Malabrigo Twist in shade Azul Profundo (150.) 4(4,5,5) skeins of Malabrigo Twist in shade Teal Feather (412.) (137 m/ 150 yds per 100g skein 100% Pure Baby Merino Wool.)
10 mm/ US N/15 hook
2 removable stitch markers.

Gauge:
7 sts and 6.5 rows in half double crochet to 10 cm/ 4” using 10 mm / US size N/15 hook (or size needed to achieve gauge.)

Abbreviations:
BLO Back loop only.
Ch Chain.
Hdc Half double crochet
Sl st Slip stitch.

Difficulty rating: Beginner