Patches Cardigan by Meg Roke
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Patches Cardigan

Knitting
August 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
285 - 815 yards (261 - 745 m)
1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) year(s)
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The Patches Cardigan is the cardigan variation of the Patches Pullover.

Time to dig deep into the button stash and pull out all those interesting and beloved buttons to showcase on the Patches Cardigan. This traditional cardigan features many characteristics of the classic square-shaped gansey. It is knit from the bottom up, has drop shoulders, underarm gussets, a double rib hem, cuffs, and collar. And just for fun, there are directions for two different patterned elbow patches: stockinette stitch (or reverse stockinette) and seed stitch - just like on the Patches Pullover.

Finished Measurements
1 (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) year(s)
20 (23, 25, 27, 28½, 30, 32)” 51 (58.5, 63.5, 68.5, 72.5, 76, 81.5) cm approx chest circumference; meant to be worn with approx 2” 5 cm positive ease
12 (14, 15, 17, 18½, 20, 21¼)” 30.5 (35.5, 38, 43, 47, 51, 54 cm approx length

Materials
Yarn

Classy from Dream in Color (100% merino wool) 250 yards / 113 g per skein: 
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins for sweater; shown in size 8 in Juliet’s Blush; 1 skein (all sizes) in Driftwood for elbow patches
Or approx 285 (370, 445, 545, 625, 715, 815) yards of worsted-weight yarn for sweater; 15–20 yards of worsted-weight yarn for elbow patches

Needles
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16–24” circular needles and double-pointed needles for the body and arms (or size required to obtain gauge)
US 6 (4 mm) 16” or longer circular needles and double-pointed needles for the cuff and collar

Notions
Stitch markers
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn
4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) buttons (¾-1”)

Gauge
18 stitches and 26 rows to 4 inches, in stockinette stitch pattern in the round on US 7 needles