Stripes! by Kiri FitzGerald

Stripes!

Knitting
June 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1250 - 1463 yards (1143 - 1338 m)
Garment Bust 93 (97, 103, 110, 115.5, 121) cm / 36½ (38¼, 40½, 43¼, 45½, 47½).
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Worked in worsted weight yarn, this top-down, raglan construction cardigan is a quick and easy knit, the stripes keeping the knitting interesting! It is the perfect cardigan for layering or when there is only a slight chill in the air.

Cardigan is knit in rows from the top down starting with a ribbed collar, a circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches and to allow stitches to be worked from either end of the needle for the stripe pattern. Some variation occurs between sizes in the widths of stripes in the bodice to account for number of raglan increases needed for each size, sample sizes is knit in 93cm/36½”.

Yarn
Worsted weight yarn –
MC; 500 (583, 616, 648, 680, 713) yds / 458 (533, 563, 592, 622, 652) m, 3 x contrast colours; 250yds/229m each.
Sample knit in -
Dream in Color Classy; 100% Superwash Merino (40oz./114g, 250yds/229m), 2 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3) Skeins in Crying Dove (MC), 1 Skein in Grey Tabby (CC1), 1 Skein in Midnight Derby (CC2), 1 Skein in Juliette’s Blush (CC3).

Needles and notions
4.5mm (US 7) 30”/80cm circular knitting needle
5.0mm (US 8) 30”/80cm circular knitting needle
4.5mm (US 7) double pointed needles
5.0mm (Us 8) double pointed needles
waste yarn
tapestry needle
6 x 1” / 2.5cm buttons.

Tension / Gauge
16sts and 24 rows to 4”/10cm in stocking stitch using 5mm needles.

Finished measurement
Garment Bust 93 (97, 103, 110, 115.5, 121) cm / 36½ (38¼, 40½, 43¼, 45½, 47½). Choose size to give 7-10cm/3-4” positive ease.