Watkins by Whitney Hayward
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Watkins

Knitting
December 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with middle size needle, after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
1252 - 2016 yards (1145 - 1843 m)
30¾ (36, 41¼, 46¾, 52, 57¼, 62¾)" [78 (91.5, 105, 118.5, 132, 145.5, 159.5) cm] bust circumference
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Big, bold colorwork stitches is the name of the game with Whitney Hayward’s Watkins cardigan. Worked in four colors of chunky-weight wool Puffin, this sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up in the round, utilizing steeks to divide the front halves of the body. A perfect choice for first-time steek cutters and seasoned colorwork aficionados alike, our pattern comes with illustrated step-by-step instructions on steeking, from reinforcement to cutting, all practiced first on your project swatch—making this a fun and memorable project to knit.

Shown in size 36” / 91.5 cm with 6” / 15 cm positive ease

yarn
puffin
audouin 157 / 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins
sabine 150 / 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins
clay 113 / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
apricot 137 / 1 skein

finch
audouin 157 / 1 skein
(Note: Approx 20 yds of finch is used for steeking—if you have some in your stash, use it!)

needles
16” circular in size US 11 / 8 mm
32” circular in sizes US 10, 11, and 13 / 6, 8, and 9 mm
set dpns in sizes 10, 11, and 13 / 6, 8, and 9 mm

gauge
12 sts and 20 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with middle-sized needles, after blocking
14 sts and 16 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork with largest needles, after blocking

skills required
Long-tail tubular and backward loop cast ons, steeking, stranded colorwork, wrap-and-turn short rows, duplicate stitch (links provided); increasing, decreasing, working in the round.