Stone

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1070 - 1800 yards (978 - 1646 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Stone is a top-down, seamless cardigan with V-neck, shawl collar and extra long 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.
Deep ribbing and thumbholes add interest to this otherwise very simple cardigan.


Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (body and upper body) with larger needle after blocking
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch 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
74 (79: 84: 89: 94: 99: 104: 109: 114: 119) cm / 29¼ (31¼: 33¼: 35: 37: 39: 41: 43: 45: 47) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 3 cm/1¼” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 980 (1040: 1090: 1150: 1230: 1300: 1380: 1470: 1560: 1650) meters / 1070 (1130: 1190: 1260: 1340: 1420: 1510: 1600: 1700: 1800) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 3 cm/1¼” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Smokestack.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle each size 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) each size 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumference (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· stitch holder
· 4 stitch markers
· removable markers: 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue
· 5 buttons with 1.5 cm/0.6” diameter

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