Stand by me by Annamária Ötvös

Stand by me

Knitting
January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1645 - 2340 yards (1504 - 2140 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Stand by me is a top-down, seamless cardigan with wide, overlapping fronts.
We start the work with the collar, which is shaped with some increases then the stitches of the fronts are set aside and the upper back is worked from the shoulders to the underarms.
Then fronts are worked separately from the shoulders to the underarms where the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armholes then they are shaped with short rows.
Sleeves are worked in the round from the underarm to the cuff in 2x2 Rib which creates a very stretchy fabric. The sleeves are extra long, they can be worn backfolded.
The slipped stitch edges of the fronts are worked simultaneously with the body.


Gauge
23 sts and 30 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (upper body and body) with larger needle after blocking
23 sts and 30 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in 2x2 Rib 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
84.5 (89.5: 95: 100: 103.5: 110.5: 115.5: 119: 124.5: 129.5) cm / 33¼ (35¼: 37¼: 39¼: 40¾: 43½: 45½: 47: 49: 51) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 12-14 cm/4¾-5½” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 1505 (1565: 1625: 1690: 1760: 1830: 1900: 1980: 2055: 2140) meters / 1645 (1710: 1780: 1850: 1925: 2000: 2080: 2165: 2250: 2340) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 14 cm/5½” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway El Greco.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 2 stitch markers
· removable markers: 2 red, 2 blue

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