Polzeath Cardi by Sue Blacker
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Polzeath Cardi

Knitting
June 2016
Lace ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace stripe pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
950 - 2500 yards (869 - 2286 m)
Actual chest measurements: 94 (112, 127) cm / 37 (44, 50 inches)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This relaxed, drop-shoulder cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up. Front and back are separated at the armholes and each section knitted back and forth before seaming at the shoulders. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and knitted in the round, ending with the cuff. Neckband and button band are picked up and knitted in Moss Stitch. Recommended to be worn with 6 - 8 inches of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference:
89 (99, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm / 35 (39, 43, 47, 51) inches

Body Length (cropped version):
20.5 cm / 8 inches

Body Length (long version):
45 cm / 17.5 inches

Sleeve Length:
18 (18, 20, 20, 23) cm / 7 (7, 8, 8, 8.5) inches

Armhole Depth:
20 (20, 21.5, 21.5, 23) cm / 8 (8, 8.5, 8.5, 9) inches

Model has 79 cm / 31 inch bust and is wearing size 99 cm / 39 inches

YARN A: Blacker Yarns Lyonesse, 4-ply
(50% wool, 50% linen, 175 metres / 190 yards per 50g ball)
Cropped Version: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls
Long Version: 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) balls

YARN B: Blacker Yarns St Kilda, Laceweight (100% wool, 350 metres / 380 yards per 50g skein)
Cropped Version: 1 skein
Long Version: 2 skeins

Cropped Version Shown in:
Tourmaline Lyonesse and Stac Lee St Kilda

Long Version Shown in:
Hematite Lyonesse and Isle of Dùn St Kilda

DIFFICULTY
Three out of Five

Techniques include: short rows, picking up stitches, changing colour, and simple lace knitting

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) straight knitting needles, and DPNS (or long circular if preferred for knitting in the round)

4mm (UK 8, US 6) straight knitting needles, and DPNS (or long circular if preferred for knitting in the round)

Stitch holders or length of smooth waste yarn
1 stitch marker

5 x 2.5 cm / 1 inch buttons for cropped version, 7 for long version

GAUGE / TENSION
22 sts and 32 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over Moss Stitch using yarn A and smaller needles

22 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches measured over Lace Stripe Pattern (page 3) using yarns A and B and larger needles

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking

Note: The Lace Stripe Pattern for this cardigan stretches a lot with blocking, we recommend knitting an extra large swatch to check gauge