Strolling Cardigan by Cheryl Chow
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Strolling Cardigan

Knitting
April 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 2450 yards (1372 - 2240 m)
Bust circumference of 36 (38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54) inches
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Textured cables and leaves adorn this long sleeve, crew neck cardigan. Worked from the bottom up in one piece with sleeves worked top down and in the round.

Note: Cable, Leaf, and Lace patterns are written and charted

SKILLS REQUIRED
• Knit, knit through the back loop
• Purl, purl through the back loop
• Increases
• Decreases
• Cables
• 3-needle bind off
• German short rows
• Buttonholes
• Picking up stitches
• Sewing buttons

SIZE
Bust circumference of 36 (38, 40, 42) (44, 46, 48) (50, 52, 54) inches (see schematic for exact measurements)

Finished length of 24.5 (25, 25.5, 25.5) (26.25, 26.5, 26.5) (27, 27.25, 27.5) inches

Intended to have 1 to 3 inches of positive ease (choose a finished bust size 1 to 3 inches larger than your actual bust size).

GAUGE
20 stitches and 30 rows on needle size US6 (4.0mm) in stockinette is 4” (10cm) knit flat and in the round

One repeat of charts B and D is 2 inches (5cm) wide
One repeat of chart C is 4.5 inches (11.5cm) wide

Gauge is measured after wet blocking the swatch.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
1500 (1625, 1725, 1825) (1950, 2050, 2150) (2250, 2350, 2450) yards of wool or wool blend yarn needed to get gauge

Sample worked in size 36” with Hazel Knits Lively DK; 90% merino, 10% nylon; 275 yards in 130 grams; 6 skeins in color 267 Frost

NEEDLE REQUIREMENTS
• Size US6 (4.0mm) needles for small circumference knitting in the round (sleeves)
• Size US6 (4.0mm) 32” (40” for larger sizes) circular needle for body (worked flat)
• Size US5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needle (bands)

Or needle sizes needed to get gauge

OTHER MATERIALS
• 8 (8, 8, 8) (9, 9, 9) (9, 9, 9) ~ 3/4 ” (19mm) buttons
• Cable needle
• 6 removable stitch markers
• 5 stitch holders or waste yarn
• Tapestry needle
• Needle and thread to sew on buttons