Petra

Knitting
January 2008
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
S, M, L, XL
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Petra is seamless, knitted in one piece back and forth on size 11 needles… but it is not your typical cardigan. You cast on stitches only for the back and then add stitches to every row to create the diagonal front panels as you go. The points angle down in front and the waist is shaped for a flattering fit.

Skills Needed
General knitting skills
Magic Loop
Increases KRL, KLL.

Size
Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements
Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54) in / 86 (96, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm
Length at center back: 20 (22, 24, 26, 27, 27.5) in 51 (56, 61, 66, 69, 70) cm

Front points hang down approximately 2” longer than back

Materials
Yarn
625 (650, 750, 900, 1150, 1300) yds / 572 (594, 686, 823, 1052, 1188) cm of yarn that gets gauge

To achieve the open looking fabric of sample, try holding two lace yarns together.

Shown in:
Two strands held together

Shibui Cima - 70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool, 328 yds per 50g skein
2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins in Fjord

-- AND --

Shibui Linen - 100% linen, 246 yds per 50g skein
3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins in Linen

Needles
US 11 / 8 mm circ, 30” or longer
dpns or long circ for Magic Loop (for sleeves)

Notions
4 st markers

Gauge
12 sts and 16 rows = 4 in / 10 cm square in St st.