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Shibumi

Knitting
November 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1000 - 1900 yards (914 - 1737 m)
XS [S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL] /34 (36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches
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Shibumi (Japanese) - (\shi-bu-me\ n. a subtle unobtrusive and deeply moving beauty)

I named this cardigan pattern Shibumi because it features one of my favorite Japanese lace and cable design combinations. The lace and cable design only looks complicated, actually it is a combination of fairly simple stitches and a 4 stitch cable.

The cardigan is worked in one seamless piece, from the top down, instructions are included for two different lengths. The set-in sleeves are worked by picking up stitches from the armhole edges and are knit from the top down. (The sleeve instructions include a photo tutorial.)

SIZE:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
(shown in size XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Bust: 34 (36, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches finished garment
Length: Short Cardigan: 25.7 inches
Long Cardigan: 35.7 inches

MATERIALS:
Madelinetosh Vintage (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yd/183 m per 3.88 oz/110g skein);

Long cardigan, color: Tart – 6 (7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10) skeins/ 1,200 (1,300; 1,400; 1,500; 1,600; 1,700; 1,800; 1,900) yards

Short Cardigan, color: Moorehead – 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins/ 1,000 (1,100; 1,200; 1,300; 1,400; 1,500; 1,600) yards

Alternate Yarns:
Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Wool; 220 yd/201 m per 3.53 oz/100g skein)

Recommended needle size:
1 U.S. 5/3.75 mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
1 U.S. 6/4mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
1 U.S. 6/4mm, circular needle, 16 inches
1 U.S. 6/4mm, DPN
1 U.S. 7/4.5 mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer
1 U.S. 1 or 2/2.5 or 3 mm circular needles, 16 inches
1 U.S. 1 or 2/2.5 or 3 mm circular needles, 32 inches or longer
(always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below --- every knitter’s gauge is unique)
Cable needle
Stitch markers (2 different colors)
Removable stitch markers
Waste yarn to hold stitches
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle and thread to match
9 – 12 buttons

GAUGE:
18 sts/4” in stockinette st using largest (US #7/4.5mm) needles, washed and blocked
18 sts & 32 rows in Lace/Cable Pattern = 3” width/5.3“in length using largest (US #7/4.5mm) needles washed and blocked