New Concetta Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
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New Concetta Cardigan

July 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in St st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1129 - 1707 yards (1032 - 1561 m)
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Pattern has been updated as of September 2015: new pattern layout and some small adjustments to instructions.

Pattern Description:
New Concetta has top-down raglan construction and is worked in one piece. Sleeves are split at the underarms and the body is worked in one piece to the hem. Sleeve sts are then transferred to DPNs and worked in the round to the cuff (with slight bell-shaping, although pattern provides instructions on how to taper if you prefer). Stitches are picked up and worked in 2x2 Rib to create the neck ribbing and button bands. Skills used in this pattern: casting on (both at the start of the pattern as well as in the middle of your work), binding off, increasing, picking up stitches.

Pattern Info:

Finished Bust Measurement: 35.25 (38.75, 42.25, 45.75, 49.5, 53.75)”/90 (98, 107, 116, 126, 137) cm

Shown in size XS, being worn with approx. 1.25”/3 cm of positive ease. Choose a size that is approx. 1-3”/3-8 cm larger than your actual bust measurement, depending on the type of fit you would like.

Gauge: 4.5 sts & 6 rws = 1” / 2.5 cm in Stockinette stitch

Yarn: 1129 (1209, 1347, 1458, 1596, 1707) yds worsted weight yarn, shown in Lambs Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep (85% Wool, 15% Mohair; 113g = 190 yds), 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins, shown in Grey Heather.

Needles and other supplies:

• 32”/81 cm circular knitting needle in size US 8/5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge
• US 8/5 mm DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 32”/81 cm circular knitting needles in size US 7/4.5 mm
or 1 needle size smaller than used to obtain gauge
• US 7/4.5 mm DPNs (or 1 size smaller than used to
obtain gauge)
• 4 stitch markers
• 1 removable stitch marker or safety pin (for buttonhole
• 2 pieces of scrap yarn, around 20”/51 cm in length
• Tapestry needle or crochet hook to weave in ends
• 1 button, 1.5”/38 mm