Paradise Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Paradise Cardigan

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in k6, p2 ribbing
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1050 - 1680 yards (960 - 1536 m)
33 (36½, 40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54¼)" (84 [92.5, 101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 129, 138] cm)
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Errata RLI, RLPI, LLI and LLPI were accidentally omitted from the glossary. Please see the errata for their instructions.

I’m so in love with huge cables right now, especially ones with lots of texture. The Paradise Cardigan has a nice combination of ribbing and cables. It’s knit from the top down, making it easy to try it on and adjust the length if needed. To be sure the ribbing pattern is increasing in pattern check out the tips on page 144. And, if you’re graced with a lofty upper body, maybe try adding some bust dart shaping, keeping your wraps and turns in the knitted sections of the ribbing to hide them best.

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Finished Size
About 33 (36½, 40, 43½, 47, 50¾, 54¼)“ (84 92.5, 101.5, 110.5, 119.5, 129, 138 cm) bust circumference, buttoned with 1” (2.5 cm) overlapping button band, and 231⁄4 (233⁄4, 24, 241⁄4, 241⁄2, 25, 251⁄4)” (60 60.5, 61, 61.5, 62.5, 63.5, 64 cm) long.
Cardigan shown measures 361⁄2” (92.5 cm).

Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Good Karma Farm, Worsted Weight (60% wool, 40% alpaca; 210 yds 192 m/110 g): January thaw, 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.

Needles
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Notions
Markers (m); holders or waste yarn; two cable needles (cn); seven 1” (25 mm) but- tons; tapestry needle.

Gauge
18 sts and 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in k6, p2 ribbing; 26-st large cable chart = 3” (7.5 cm) wide.

Techniques
Circular knitting with dpns
Cables
Using a stitch holder or waste yarn
Increasing and decreasing in pattern
Multiple stitch patterns at the same time
Lifted increases
Picking up stitches
Buttonholes