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Pauroxo

The Knitting Vortex
Knitting
September 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1080 - 1800 yards (988 - 1646 m)
32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)”
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A shapely topdown raglan with extended front panels, Pauroxo has a swingy A-line shape when worn open, and an enfolding cropped jacket vibe when closed with a shawl pin or belt. This easy cardigan is knit seamlessly with simple rolled front edges, Twisted Rib hem and cuffs, and a picked up collar band in Cable and Twist Rib. Pau Roxo is Portuguese for purple wood, and this cardigan is inspired by the striking deep violet wood from the Purpleheart tree found in tropical rainforests.

Techniques & Skills Used: long-tail CO, raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches.

Size: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)” bust; this easy shaped cardigan is designed to be worn with some positive ease. Sample shown in third size with 1” ease.

Garment Measurements:
Bust & Hip: 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)”, with fronts overlapped.
Sleeve length from neck: 13 (13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 17, 17.75)”.
Length: 21.75 (22, 22.5, 22.75, 23.5, 24.5, 25, 25.5, 26)”.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 360 yards/117g); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins, shown in Bergamot.

Other Materials: US 4 (3.5mm) 40” circular needle; Stitch markers (10); Removable stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 24 st and 34 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 24 st and 28 rows/4” in Twisted Rib, after blocking.
Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.

For questions or to show off your sweater, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.