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seeds and chains

Knitting
January 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Italian Chain
US 6 - 4.0 mm
325 - 500 yards (297 - 457 m)
3-6 (12, 18, 24) months
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Seeds and chains is a tiny v-neck cardigan that follows a menswear tradition with a flat seed stitch yoke and textured Italian chain eyelet bodice.

SIZES 3 - 6 (12, 18, 24) months

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (fabric has plenty of stretch)
Chest (buttoned): 19 (20 ¼, 21 ¼, 22 ¼)”/ 48.5 (51.5, 54, 56.5)cm
Length: 11 ¼ (12, 13, 13 ½) inches/ 28.5 (30.5, 34.25)cm
Sleeve length to underarm: 6 ¾ (7 ¼, 7 ¾, 8 ¼) inches/ 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21)cm

MATERIALS
2 (2, 2, 3) skeins Madelinetosh’s Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in William Morris or approx 325 (375, 425, 500) yds/ 300 (350, 400, 450)m DK weight yarn
Size 6 US/ 4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge
5 buttons -- 3/8”/ 12mm diameter

GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in Italian Chain. Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Body is worked all-in-one piece from the bottom-up. Sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up. After shoulders are bound off, front bands are continued, then sewn to back neck.