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Splash Cardigan

Knitting
May 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1050 - 1785 yards (960 - 1632 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

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This raglan-shouldered, lace front cardigan is worked back and forth from the top down. Pima cotton and bamboo fibers combine to create a soft and smooth, blissfully cool yarn that offers fantastic stitch definition, and results in a nearly seamless design that skims the body gracefully. Elbow-length sleeves are bordered in a single, slightly flared repeat of the front lace motif, and can be worked to ¾ or full length according to the preference of the wearer. Fasten Splash with a shawl pin or a favorite brooch, or let it cascade open.

Pattern Notes
There is no waist shaping in Splash, and it is meant to be worn with positive ease. Faux side “seams” are created in the lower body on Right Side rows, by slipping one stitch with the yarn in back at each side marker. The cotton/bamboo fiber blend is stretchy but non-elastic, so it will “grow” with wear and should be stored folded and flat rather than on a hanger. Both written row-by-row and charted directions are included for the Lace pattern.

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Circumference at Bust, with fronts overlapping = 32½ (37, 40½, 44½, 50, 55½, 59½)” 82.5 (94, 103, 113, 127, 141, 151) cm
Length = 24 (24 1/2, 26, 26, 27 3/4, 28 1/2)” 61 (62, 66, 66, 70.5, 72.5) cm

Materials
WEBS Valley Yarns Southwick 105 yds (96 m)/1.75oz (50 g), 52% pima cotton, 48% bamboo viscose. Color: Blue Lapis #04. 10 (11, 13, 14, 16, 17) skeins.
One US Size 6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
One US Size 5 (3.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle
Stitch markers in two different colors
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn

GAUGE
21 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Lace Patt, blocked, on larger needles;
22 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stocking stitch, blocked, on larger needles.