women's jacket - 5 lauren

Knitting
July 2004
Brown Sheep--Lamb's Pride Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
4370 yards (3996 m)
small/medium medium/large
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PATTERN
Lauren is a casual oversized cardigan with a shawl collar. The fronts and back are cast-on-as one piece, from center front to center front, and worked to the armholes. This eliminates the need to match side seam stripes and weaving in yarn ends at the side seams. The yarn ends at the center fronts are knotted and tucked behind the sewn down facing. The only clean-up is along the armholes and sleeve seams. I wrote the pattern in two sizes small/medium and medium/large. The difference sizes are achieved by knitting the sweater in two different gauges on different size needles. The clearly written pattern includes:
• Schematic for each piece
• A concise tracking/color stripe chart
• Diagrams and full explanations for techniques
• A link for substitute yarn
• A pattern helpline

SIZES AND FINISHED MEASUREMENTS-inches/cm

SMALL/MEDIUM------MEDIUM/LARGE

BUST WITH CARDIGAN CLOSED
46/117--------48/122

LENGTH FROM SHOULDER
30/76----------31.5/80

SLEEVE FROM SHOULDER
24/61----------25.25/64

WIDEST PART OF SLEEVE
15.5/39.5-------16.5/42

YARN USED FOR SAMPLE
Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride
85% wool—15% mohair
4 ounces-113 grams—190 yards-173.5 m each pull skein

Note: Other good choices of yarn for this cardigan would be one of the popular yarns used for afghans. Most afghan yarns come in gradations of each color. For the sample four shades each of greens, pinks, purples, and oranges were used.

The other colors used were: brown, red, black and aran =20 colors
A (brown) 394 yards-360 m (3 skeins) Red 219 yards-200 m (2 skeins)
The remaining colors require from 41 yards to 94 yards-37 m to 86 m
Total skeins used for sample: 23

NEEDLES
29 INCH-73.5 cm CIRCULAR NEEDLE
SMALL/MEDIUM: size 6-(4 mm) and size 8-(5 mm)
MEDIUM LARGE: size 7-(4.5 mm) and size 9-(5.5 mm)

10 INCH-25.5 CM STRAIGHT NEEDLE
SMALL/MEDIUM: size 6-(4 mm) and size 8-(5 mm)
MEDIUM LARGE: size 7-(4.5 mm) and size 9-(5.5 mm)

NOTIONS
gauge ruler
tapestry needle
2 buttons pewter buttons size 5/8 inch-1.5 cm
8 stitch holders
ring markers
12 yards-11 m faux suede—1/8 inch-3.175 mm wide

GAUGE
small/medium 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches-10 cm
in stockinette on size 8-5 mm needles

medium/large 19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches 10 cm
in stockinette on size 9-5.5 mm needles