The Curve by Annie Rowden

The Curve

July 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1165 - 2103 yards (1065 - 1923 m)
28” (30”, 32”, 34”)[36”, 38”, 40”, 42”]{44”, 46”, 48”, 50”}
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The Curve is my ultimate cardigan. It celebrates everything I love about drapey open fronts, long sleeves with cushy hems, a relaxed but not too oversized fit, and in worsted weight - a quick and satisfying knit! The broken rib curve adds an element of interest when worn fastened, and accentuates the rustic look of the yarn.
Oh, the YARN! Pioneer from A Verb for Keeping Warm is the yarn above all yarns. Grown organically California, organically spun in Vermont, and then naturally dyed (or left in its natural fleece colour), what is not to love? Add in that it is 100% super soft Merino wool, need I go on?
Designed to be worn with 1-2” positive ease this comfy cardigan is a wardrobe staple.

Please make sure to read through all instructions before beginning your project. Body decreases need to be made at the same time as you work the broken rib curve!

Yarn : 8 (8, 9, 9)(10, 10, 11, 12)(12, 13, 13, 14) skeins Pioneer by A Verb for Keeping Warm; 100% Organic Merino, 160yds, 50gms; photographed in ‘Horse’s Mane’.
Or, 1165 (1260, 1314, 1410)(1485, 1590, 1664, 1766)(1831, 1930, 2004, 2103) yds/1065(1152, 1201, 1289)(1357, 1454, 1522, 1615)(1674, 1765, 1832, 1923)meters worsted weight yarn.

Needles : US 8 (5mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, 40” (100cm) and 24” (60cm) circular, set of DPNs.

Gauge : 18 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st.
My testers found that they struggled to get the correct row gauge when they substituted yarn. If you must substitute, select a yarn with a lot of bloom, like a Cormo or Merino yarn, to help reach gauge.

Notions : Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, tape measure, two buttons.

Read more about the wonders of Pioneer here and here