Yangtze Cardigan by Courtney Kelley

Yangtze Cardigan

Knitting
Light Fingering ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pattern on larger needles.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1 - 2 yards (1 - 2 m)
36 (37.25, 41.5, 43, 47.25, 48.75, 53)” [91 (94.5, 105.5, 109, 120, 123.5, 134.5) cm] circumference, buttoned.
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Yangtze is worked in pieces from the bottom up. After finishing, the pieces are seamed using mattress stitch.

Due to the nature of the stitch repeat, for some sizes the total width of the front is slightly larger than the width of the back. It will be unnoticeable, and will also give a nicer fit to the finished piece, accommodating the bust and keeping the buttons from gaping when closed.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Perennial (60% superwash Merino, 25% Suri alpaca, 15% nylon; 497 yds/100gm skein):
lead 032, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins.
GAUGE
28 sts + 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Parallelogram Pattern on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 2 (2.75 mm) circular or pair straights.
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular or pair straights.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Marker (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9) – 1/2” (1.5 cm) buttons.
SIZE
36 (37.25, 41.5, 43, 47.25, 48.75, 53)” 91 (94.5, 105.5, 109, 120, 123.5, 134.5) cm circumference, buttoned.
Sweater is designed to be worn with 2-4” (4.5-9 cm) positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS
Knitting, purling, mattress stitch.

Useful Tips
For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Charts Series: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/
working-from-charts

For a tutorial on working the mattress stitch, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/mattress-stitch

For a tutorial on seaming perpendicular pieces, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/perpendicular-seaming

For a tutorial on working the Kitchener stitch, visit: kelbournewoolens.com/tips-and-tricks/kitchener-stitch