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Sweet Cicely

Knitting
November 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
875 - 1750 yards (800 - 1600 m)
Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X].

This refined sweater, knit top-down and in one piece, features cables, lace, and twisted stitches. It can be dressed up with a silk skirt for a winter party or dressed down with jeans and boots for walking around the neighborhood admiring holiday lights.

Sizes
Women’s XS S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X.
Sample shown in size XL.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 31.5 35, 39, 43, 47.5, 51, 55
Back length: 19.25 19.25, 22, 22, 22, 24.75, 24.75

Yarn
Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, 100% baby alpaca (110 yds/100m, 50g skein); color # 817 Saffron: 8 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 skeins

Needles
US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles
US 6 (4.0mm) dpns for I-cord

Gauge
For St st: 23 sts and 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) with smaller needles
For the Cabled I-cord: 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) on larger needles
Note: It is critical that the row gauge of the Cabled I-cord matches the Stockinette stitch gauge. (The stitch gauge of the cabled I-cord is not critical.)
Main motif (unstretched):
Sizes XS-M (59 sts x 24 rows) 7” wide x 2.75” tall;
Sizes L-3X (65 sts x 24 rows) 8” wide x 2.75” tall.

Supplies
Stitch markers (at least 6), cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder, yarn needle

Required Skills
Knitting in the round, cabling, twisted stitches, lace, reading charts, short rows. Written instructions for charts also given.