Penelope Short Sleeved Shawl Collared Cardi by Susan Sarabasha
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Penelope Short Sleeved Shawl Collared Cardi

Knitting
December 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
730 - 1450 yards (668 - 1326 m)
34-50 hip (XS - 3X)
This pattern is available from knitpicks.com for $3.99.

Errata:
Cast on with smaller needles: 152(160, 168, 176, 184, 192, 200, 208, 216) sts using the stretchy long tail method. Place markers after stitch 39(41, 43, 45, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57) and 113(119, 125, 131, 135, 141, 147, 153, 159) to mark side seams.
Divide for underarm Looks like part of this section got erased. Here’s the complete set.
WS: sl1, purl across to 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts before 1st side seam marker (Bet you wondered when that marker would come into play.). In purl BO 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6), rm, BO 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts in purl. Work across to last st, k tbl.
RS: (R2 of cable pattern) - sl1, knit to 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts before side seam marker. BO 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts in knit, rm, BO 4(4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts in knit, knit across back, turn. Do not knit left front section.

When I was a pre-teen and thought everyone was also named Susan, I wanted to be called Penelope as no one else in my small world had that name and I had seen it in a book and loved it. Alas this did not come to be but since then I have kept that name in mind for something or someone special in my life. Having only produced a son I couldn’t use that name with him.

While looking for a cardi to knit I could only find a short sleeve here and a shawl collar there but nothing with all my favorite essentials. This special sweater is now the recipient of the long held name since it contains all the knitting elements I favor. It is a design that will not go out of style and looks good on thin as well as full figured women.

Knit from the bottom up, short row short sleeves, short row shawl collar, simple bottom band of double moss stitch. Knit in one piece to the underarms. Easy decreases along the front edges. No buttons, just an optional magnetic closure.

YARN: Knit Picks City Tweed DK 123 yds, 50g balls (modeled in Obsidian) 67, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12 skeins

Needles:
1 set US #6 /4.0 mm 24 – 40 inch circular needles for body, depending on size being knit.
1 set US #5 /3.75 mm 16-inch circular needles for sleeves
1 set US #5 /3.75 mm 24 – 40 inch circular needles for bottom edging

Notions required: regular and movable markers, stitch holders, magnetic necklace clasp for front closure.