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Pluie Cardigan

Knitting
July 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
34½ (38½, 43, 47, 50½)" bust circumference
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An all-over umbrella motif adds sweetly vintage charm to a fitted cardigan. Sweater is worked with intarsia colorwork and contrast color edging for a polished look.

Finished Size 34½ (38½, 43, 47, 50½)” bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 34½ “, modeled with minimal ease.

Yarn Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool; 115 yd 105 m/7⁄8 oz 25 g): #273 foxglove (purple; MC), 10 (11, 13, 15, 17) balls; #179 buttermilk (cream; CC), 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.

Needles Sizes 1½ (2.5 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); removable m; tapestry needle; yarn bobbins; seven 5⁄8” buttons.

Gauge 28 sts and 38 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Pluie was featured on Knitting Daily TV Episode 910.

If you’re interested in the inspiration behind this design you can read about it at Worldknits. While you’re there you can also check out the music I was listening to while writing the pattern and knitting the sample. I hope you enjoy! -Alex