Xylia Cardigan by Sarah Alderson
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Xylia Cardigan

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Crochet
October 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in fancy granite stitch
4.0 mm (G)
1590 - 2800 yards (1454 - 2560 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Xylia means ‘of the wooded land’ and characterises this pattern perfectly with its textured stitches reminiscent of bark. This asymmetrical cardigan is both feminine and functional to wear with its little pocket and scalloped edges.

Available in UK or US standard crochet terms.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished chest circumference:
86 (91, 101, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm
34 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
Finished length:
47 (47, 47, 54, 54, 54, 54) cm
18.5 (18.5, 18.5, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5, 21.5)”
Designed to be worn with 5cm/2” in ease.
Shown in size 86 cm (34”) with 5 cm (2”) negative ease.

Yarn:
DK weight yarn
Shown in Woolyknit DK classics (180 m per 50g ball, 100% merino wool,) colourway brown.
15 (16, 17, 21, 23, 25, 27) balls

Needles & Notions:
4 mm (US G) crochet hook
7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8) buttons 2.5 cm (1”) in diameter.
4 removable stitch markers
Sewing needle

Gauge:
8 stitches and 18 rows per 10cm x 10cm measured fancy granite stitch pattern
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) counts as 1 granite stitch.

Skills required:
Double crochet, treble crochet and chain stitches
Increases and decreases

Pattern information:
Originally published October 2013, republished Dec 2015
Current version: Xylia (UK) v2.0.pdf and Xylia (USA) v2.0.pdf
PDF file size: 209 kb
Technical Editor: Joanne Scrace
Blog post with more information can be found here
Photography: Kat Goldin