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Watercourse

Knitting
June 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1050 - 2000 yards (960 - 1829 m)
29½, 31, 34½, 36½, 38, 40, 41¾, 43½, 45½, 48¾, 50½, 52½"
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Watercourse is a hooded cardigan designed for Becoming Art using their luxury Agave Worsted yarn.

Watercourse is worked from the bottom up in one piece, and features deep pockets and an opposing diagonal rib pattern with i-cord edge at all the borders. A short gather and ribbed motif are placed at the center-back for a bit of interest. Short rows are used to shape the sleeve caps and hood. Options for short or long sleeves are included.

Please note that in order to keep the number of pages fewer for printing purposes, the pocket directions were simplified in the pattern. There is an addendum available that gives full row-by-row directions and charts for both pocket-fronts. CLICK HERE FOR POCKET CHART ADDENDUM

I wanted to share this video as well. It is not mine, but I found it on youtube and it could be very helpful to visual learners when doing the i-cord cast on with selvedge setup in this pattern: http://youtu.be/AIBqbSJzqXY

Size Chart
Chest: 29½, 31, 34½, 36½, 38, 40, 41¾, 43½, 45½, 48¾, 50½, 52½”
See size chart for more details

Materials
Becoming Art Agave Worsted (70% merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon with 200 yards per 4oz skein. Color shown is “Fig”):
6(6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, skeins for short sleeves or 6(6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10 for long sleeves.

In worsted weight yarn you will need approximately 1050, (1100, 1200, 1250, 1300, 1400. 1450) 1500, 1550, 1650, 1700, 1750 skeins for short sleeves or 1200(1250, 1350, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1650) 1700, 1750, 1900, 1950, 2000 for long sleeves.

Needles and Notions
Circular needle and double pointed needles in US size 8 (5mm) or size required to obtain gauge. Sizes up to 38” can be knit on a 32” needle. A 40” needle is better for the larger sizes.

Scrap yarn or stitch holders, 2 stitch markers, clasp or buttons of any size (see finishing), darning needle for weaving in ends.

Blocked Gauge
In stockinette 18 sts and 26 rows = 4”

Techniques and Stitches
I-cord or long tail cast on
i-cord or basic bind off
cable cast on (if using i-cord bind off)
knit
purl
Increase (M1L, M1R)
Decrease (k2tog, SSK)
kitchener stitch or 3 needle bind off
knitting in the round
short rows
use of stitch markers

ERRATA
There is a mistake in the written instructions for the left-edge (the chart is correct). Corrected instructions should read (changes in bold):

LEFT EDGE – worked over 11 sts + 4 rows
R1 (WS): sl3wyif, (k2, p2) twice
R2 (RS): k1, p2, k2, p2, k4
R3: sl3wyif, (p2, k2) twice
R4: p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3