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Shaken or Stirred

Knitting
June 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette, finished blocked fabric
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 1800 yards (1143 - 1646 m)
33.5(35.5,36.25,39.5,40.75,43)(45.25,46.5,48.75,52,53.5,55)"
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I wanted an easy cardigan with a classic look. The details on Shaken or Stirred are simple and delicate, and the sweater has a lovely feminine feel. The colorwork is very simple, but enough to be distinct, and the narrow shawl collar is kinda fun - it’s worked in garter rib, with a distinct garter stitch border that shows off the contrast between the 2 textures when folded back. This is a sweater that will easily take you from summer into fall, and go with shorts as well as jeans.

My other goal with this design was to make a cardigan that could REALLY be modified if you want to play (see the test knits on Ravelry). It’s knitted from the top down with contiguous shaping at the shoulders, so length or width throughout the sweater can be easily adjusted as you go. Depending on what you have for accent colors, you can knit the colorwork as written or add your own designs – and you can play with the motif, the stripes or the placement of the panel as your tastes or stash dictate. So, like a martini, the options are endless. I can’t wait to see what you guys do with this one!

Sizes:
33.5(35.5,36.25,39.5,40.75,43)(45.25,46.5,48.75,52,53.5,55)” finished measurement at bust. I’m wearing mine with 2.25” of ease.

Main Color Yarn Quantity per size:

1100(1150,1200,1250,1300,1350)(1400,1450,1500,1550,1600,1650)

Plus, approx 50 yards each of 3 accent colors.