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Practical Spring or Summer Cardi

Knitting
July 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in in stockinette on larger sized needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
650 - 1000 yards (594 - 914 m)
XS (S, M, L1, L2) (XL, 2XL, 3XL)
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This pattern was initially published as a Spring/Summer mystery Knit Along (KAL).

I like wearing tank-tops and sleeveless summer dresses. But there are times when you need a little cover up. This was my inspiration to create this garment. You can knit it as a vest or as a short-sleeved cardigan. It will end up with a Spring/Summer wardrobe staple that you will use over and over again.

The garment is knit from the bottom-up in seamless construction. It can be finished as a vest by simply knitting a ribbing around the armholes or with short sleeves.

Two sets of instructions are provided for the sleeves, the first set is for top-down seamlessly knit sleeves and the second set is for traditionally knit sewn in sleeves. Both sleeve versions look the same on the finished cardigan.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L1, L2) XL, 2XL, 3XL - to fit chest sizes 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) 44, 48, 52)

Yarn: Fingering or Sport Weight Yarn - 650 (700, 750, 800, 850)900, 950, 1000 yards

Gauge: 
24 sts & 34 rows in stockinette on U.S. 4 needles after blocking
22 sts & 32 rows in lace pattern on U.S. 4 needles

Needles: 
 U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles (if not working magic loop, you need DPN or short circular needles) 
- use size needle that gets gauge
U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) circular needles (if not working magic loop, you need DPN or short circular needles) – used for ribbing

Notions: 
Stitch markers, scrap yarn to hold stitches, 3-4 small hook closures, tapestry needle, sewing needle.