Paprika by Elena Nodel
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December 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
310 - 1100 yards (283 - 1006 m)
6 months - 14 years old
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Paprika is a part of my Spice Girls series of cardigans designed for everyday wear, and as a part of the Spice Collection, Paprika brings a little unique spice all of its own.

Paprika features some simple cables that look intricate but are very easy to execute, a hood, and interesting closures. It is completely seamless; it is knit from top down and requires very minimal finishing. Paprika is worked flat apart from 2 rows to finish the sleeves.

I have used an amazing technique developed by Susie Myers, contiguous set-in sleeves, that allows shoulder shaping and creating set-in sleeves without using short rows. Sleeves are worked at the same time as the rest of the vest.

Written instructions are very detailed (32 pages!), and are broken into a few size groups. Please read the pattern, and to save ink and paper print only what you need for your size.

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Table of content:

General Info: pages 2-3;
Abbreviations and Pattern Notes: pages 4-5;
Set up for all sizes: page 6;
Shaping sizes 6m-24m: pages 7-9;
Shaping sizes 3T to 6-7: pages 10-12;
Shaping sizes 8-9 and up: pages 13-16;
Underarm shaping for all sizes: pages 17-18;
Skirt for all sizes: pages 19-20;
Hemline/Sleeves/Hood/Edging: pages 21-22;
Finishing Touches and Button Closures: page 23;
References: page 24;
Copyright/Acknowledgements/Contact Info: page 25;
Sizes 6m-24m: pages 26-27;
Sizes 3T to 6-7: pages 28-29;
Sizes 8-9 and up: 30-32.

Size: Chest Measurement

6m: 17”/43.5 cm
9m: 18”/46 cm
12m: 19”/48.5 cm
18m: 20”/50.5 cm
24m: 21”/ 53 cm
3T: 22”/56 cm
4T: 23”/58.5 cm
5T: 24”/61 cm
6-7: 25”/ 63.5 cm
8-9: 26”/ 66 cm
9-10: 27”/ 68.5 cm
10-12: 29”/ 73.5 cm
12-14: 30”/76 cm

Yardage (yards/meters):

6m: 310/284
9m: 330/302
12m: 370/338
18m: 400/366
24m: 460/421
3T: 520/475
4T: 570/521
5T: 600/549
6-7: 650/594
8-9: 700/640
9-10: 850/777
10-12: 970/887
12-14: 1100/1006

Main picture shows cardigan made in Nepal colorway. This colorway now belongs to Verdant Gryphon yarns.