Turtle Cardigan by Donna Estin

Turtle Cardigan

Knitting
January 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1350 - 1434 yards (1234 - 1311 m)
S/M (36"), L (40"), XL (44")
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*Revised MAY2018* to include charts and updated schematic. Please download this new version and enjoy!**

This long cardigan could be worn as a cardigan or short dress. The center back is worked in tracks of the turtle pattern with circle motifs along the sides that are worked with twisted stitches. The front features narrower tracks of the turtle pattern in symmetrical fashion. A row of slipped stitches accentuates the sides and sleeves.

Using bulky yarn, and easy stitches, this piece works up quickly despite the length. With long sleeves and easy fit, it’s easily worn over shirts.

It uses approximately 2 and 2/3 skeins of Cascade’s Ecological Wool. If you don’t like weaving in ends, this yarn is for you. You can knit the entire back on 1 piece of yarn.

Materials Needed:
Size 10 needle
Size 7 needle
Size 10 circular (24”0 for the button bands)
6 Buttons
Cable Needle