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Taking the Plunge

Crochet! Magazine, Winter 2011
Crochet
December 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches in pattern
4.0 mm (G)
1485 - 2310 yards (1358 - 2112 m)
Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large and 2X-large are in ( ).

A deep, to-the-waist neckline gives slimming vertical form to this shawl-collar cardigan that can easily go from polished daytime chic to evening sophistication.

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Finished Garment Measurements:
Bust: 33 inches (small) (37 inches (medium), 41 inches (large), 45 inches (X-large), 49 inches (2X-large))

Materials:

  • Rowan Kid Classic medium (worsted) weight lambswool/kid mohair/nylon yarn (1 3/4 oz/153 yds/ 50g per ball): 9 (10, 11, 13, 14) balls #851 straw
  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 3/4-inch button
  • Stitch markers

Other Yarn Suggestions:
Plymouth Yarn Lane Cervinia Le Fibre Nobili Softer medium (worsted) weight mohair/acrylic yarn (1 3/4 oz/165 yds/50g per ball): 9 (10, 11, 13, 14) balls color of choice
Patons Classic Wool medium (worsted) weight 100 percent soft premium wool yarn (3 1/2 oz/210 yds/100g per ball): 7 (8, 8, 10, 11) balls color of choice
Red Heart Mystic medium (worsted) weight acrylic/alpaca yarn (3 oz/154 yds/85g per ball): 9 (10, 11, 13, 14) balls color of choice