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Soledad

Knitting
April 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
504 - 1008 yards (461 - 922 m)
1 [2, 4, 6, 8, 10] years
This pattern is available for free.

Errata: The chart contains a few erroneous knit stitches where there should be purls. This has not yet been updated on the Petite Purls site, so I have added it as a JPEG in the photos.

The underarm bind-off contained an error. It should read: Next Rnd: P2, bind off next 7 sts, p1, c6f, p2, sl m, k to marker, p2, c6b, p2, bind off next 7 sts, p1, sl m, knit to end. If you have any trouble, please PM me and I will do my best to help!

This sweater has existed in my mind for years now, ever since we started taking our son hiking in the high desert of Southern California. There is a road called Soledad Canyon Road that winds through the landscape past rock and scrub. Soledad the sweater grew organically from the idea of that road, and when I discovered the perfect cable in a stitch dictionary everything just fell into place.

Sizes
1 /2, 4, 6, 8, 10/ years
Shown in size 6
Finished Measurements
Chest circumference: 21 /23¼, 25¼, 27½, 29¾, 31¼ inches (to fit with 10-12% positive ease)
Finished Length: 13/13½, 15¾, 15¾, 19½, 21¾ inches
Materials
Sweet Georgia Yarns Superwash DK /100% superwash merino wool; 252 yards / 229 meters per 4 ounce / 115 gram hank;
Bison; 2 /2, 2, 3, 3, 4 hanks
Recommended needle sizes
US #5 / 3.75 mm 16/16, 24, 24, 24, 24 inch circular needle
US #5 / 3.75 mm set of 5 dpns or 40 inch circular needle for magic loop
US #4 / 3.50 mm 16/16, 24, 24, 24, 24 inch circular needle
US #4 / 3.50 mm set of 5 dpns or 40 inch circular needle for magic loop
Notions
Cable needle
8 st markers (1 in a different color than the others to mark eor)
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Tapestry needle
Gauge
22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
1 repeat of cable pattern = 3 inches square