Strand Up by Cheryl Chow
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Strand Up

Knitting
March 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1235 - 2000 yards (1129 - 1829 m)
33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53) finished bust circumference
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Strand Up Cardigan is a long sleeved, v-neck cardigan knit in four colors of 100% wool, sport weight yarn. Worked from the bottom up in one piece, sleeves are picked up from the arm scythe and knit in the round down to the cuff with short rows to shape the sleeve cap.

Skills Required:
• knitting stranded colorwork flat
• knitting stranded colorwork in the round
• 3-needle bind off
• picking up stitches
• cable cast on
• buttonholes
• reading a chart
• short rows
• decreases and increases

Finished Sizes:
• Finished bust circumference of 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53) inches
• Finished length of 22.75 (22.75, 23, 23.25, 23.75, 24, 24.25, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75) inches
• Intended to have 1 to 2 inches of positive ease (choose a finished bust circumference of 1 to 2 inches larger than your actual bust size).

Yarn Requirements:
Sport weight 100% wool yarn in 4 colors.
• Main Color: 745 (790, 835, 880, 925, 975, 1020, 1065, 1110, 1155, 1200) yards
• Contrast 1: 145 (150, 160, 170, 180, 185, 195, 205, 215, 220, 230) yards
• Contrast 2: 115 (120, 130, 135, 145, 150, 155, 165, 170, 175, 185) yards
• Contrast 3: 230 (245, 255, 270, 285, 295, 310, 325, 340, 355, 365) yards

Needle Sizes:
• Size US3 (3.25mm) 32” circular needle for button bands
• Size US3 (3.25mm) double point needles for sleeve cuffs
• Size US4 (3.5mm) 32” (40” for larger sizes) circular needle for body in stockinette
• Size US4 (3.5mm) double point needles for sleeves in stockinette
• Size US5 (3.75mm) 32” (40” for larger sizes) circular needle for body in colorwork pattern
• Size US5 (3.75mm) double point needles for sleeves in colorwork pattern

Or needle sizes needed to get gauge

Gauge:
Note: The following gauge measurements will need to be met for both working flat (back and forth) and in the round. The sleeves are knit in the round and the body is knit flat. Adjust needle sizes accordingly.

• 24 sts and 34 rows on needle size US4 (3.5mm) in stockinette is 4” (10cm)
• 24 sts and 24 rows on needle size US5 (3.75mm) in stranded colorwork pattern is 4” (10cm)
• Gauge is measured after wet blocking the swatch.

Other Materials:
• 2 removable stitch markers
• 5 stitch holders or waste yarn
• 6 –5/8” buttons
• Tapesty needle
• Needle and thread for sewing buttons