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Portulaca Cardigan

Knitting
June 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
32.5 (36, 38.5, 42, 44.5, 48, 51)” / 82.5 (91.5, 98, 106.5, 113, 122, 129.5) cm, buttoned.
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Delicate cables and subtle waist shaping ensure that this cardigan is very flattering to wear. Knit in one piece from the bottom up with raglan shoulder shaping that works easily into the cables. With lots of professional finishing details, you will have a stylish garment that is finished to perfection.

Finished bust circumference: 32.5 (36, 38.5, 42, 44.5, 48, 51)” / 82.5 (91.5, 98, 106.5, 113, 122, 129.5) cm, buttoned.
Size 36”/91.5 cm modeled with 1”/2.5cm of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Studio Donegal ‘Soft Donegal’ (100% Wool, 190 meter / 210 yds per 100g); color: #5236: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins.
Needles
1 US 7/4.5mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm length
1 US 8/5mm circular needle, 40” / 100 cm length
1 set US 7/4.5mm dpns
1 set US 8/5mm dpns
Notions
Cable needle (cn), tapestry needle, waste yarn, stitch markers, stitch holders, 8 (8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9) buttons approx 1.5” / 4 cm diam.

GAUGE
18 sts/26 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Cable A and C meas 3.25” / 8.5 cm across using larger needles
Cable B and D meas 1.75” / 4.5 cm across using larger needles
Sleeve Cable meas 1.5” / 4 cm across using larger needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.