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Prim Cardigan

Yarn Play
bingeknitter
Knitting
September 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 2010 yards (914 - 1838 m)
30½ (32¾, 34¾, 36¾, 39, 41, 43¼, 45¼) [47¼, 49½, 51½, 53½, 55¾, 57¾, 59¾] in / 76.5 (81.5, 87, 92, 97.5, 102.5, 108, 113) [118.5, 123.5, 128.5, 134, 139, 144.5, 149.5] cm
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Prim Cardigan is a stylish seamless design worked bottom-up with waist-shaping and raglan sleeves. The slipped stitches are worked on the background of reverse stocking stitch and visually accentuate the waist and raglan shaping. All shaping is worked on the wrong side of the pattern which makes increasing and decreasing a breeze.

The pattern is knitted in Malabrigo Arroyo, a lovely variegated yarn that works incredibly well with slipped stitches.

Difficulty
Intermediate - knit, purl, slipped stitches, knitting in the round and flat, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.

Fit
The sweater is designed to be worn with ½ - 1 ¾ in / 1.5 - 4.5 cm of positive ease depending on size.

Yarn
Malabrigo Arroyo (Pure Superwash Merino, 100g / 335 yds / 310 m) #47 Coffee Toffee 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6 skeins.

Gauge
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in Stocking stitch worked using 3.75mm (US5) needles - measured after light blocking. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.

Needles and Notions
Size 3.5 (US4) short circular needle
Size 3.75mm (US5) long circular needle and short circular or a set of double pointed needles.
Six stitch markers, stitch holders and tapestry needle.
7-8 Snaps and buttons ½ in / 1.25 cm in diametre