Silver Ghost by Annamária Ötvös

Silver Ghost

Knitting
July 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Knotted Open Work Stitch Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
760 - 1280 yards (695 - 1170 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Silver Ghost is a top-down, seamless cardigan in an openwork stitch pattern with cropped body and ¾ sleeves.
Upper back part is worked first from shoulders to the underarms, then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders and fronts are worked to the underarms.
Then the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem with waist shaping.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armhole: along the sides you will need to pick up 1 st for every row, and at the top of the sleeve caps 3 sts for every 4 rows.
Sleeve caps are then shaped with „wrapless short row” technique, that uses only regular increases, and handles the picked up stitches as „joining” stitches.
Sleeves are worked from the underarm to the cuff in the round.


Gauge
20 sts and 28 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Knotted Open Work Stitch Pattern knit flat (body and sleeve caps) with larger needle after blocking
20 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Knotted Open Work Stitch Pattern knit in the round (sleeves) with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
71 (76: 81: 86: 91: 96: 102: 107: 112: 117) cm / 28 (30: 32: 34: 36: 38: 40: 42: 44: 46) inches bust circumference at underarms.
Measurements are given without the buttonband and buttonhole band, they will add approx. 3.2 cm / 1¼” to the front buttoned.

Intended to fit with no ease at bust.
You can choose a larger size if you want some positive ease.

Yarn
Approximately 695 (730: 770: 815: 870: 915: 970: 1030: 1100: 1170) meters / 760 (800: 840: 890: 945: 1000: 1060: 1125: 1200: 1280) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with no ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Sport (100% merino, 247 m/270 y per skein) in colourway Tern.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle each size 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) each size 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 for working in small circumference (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· stitch markers: 2 blue, 6 green, 4 red
· removable markers: 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue
· 5 buttons with 1.3 cm/0.5” diameter

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, picking up stitches.