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Zen (squared)

Knitting
March 2013
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1600 - 3100 yards (1463 - 2835 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Zen (squared) is a sequel to Zen (or comfort food for the body). This basic cardigan with slightly oversized front panels and detailed edging is so inviting that you will want to wrap yourself in it while puttering around the house. Yet it is polished enough to wear to work or on errands. It is knit in a hand-dyed merino/silk/cashmere blend, making it soft enough to be enticing and durable enough to have for many years.

SIZES XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in M with approx 2” positive ease

Note:** Zen (squared) can be knit to your desired length.*

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Hem (circ, closed): 33 ½ (37 ½, 41 ½, 45 ½, 49 ½, 53 ½, 58 ½, 61 ½, 64 ½)”/ 85 (95.5, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 136, 148.5, 156, 164)cm
Length (as shown): 31 (31 ½, 32, 32, 32 ½, 32 ¾, 33, 33 ¼, 33 ¼)”/ 78.5 (80, 81.5, 81.5, 82.5, 83, 84, 84.5, 84.5)cm

MATERIALS

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Madelinetosh Pashima 75% merino/15% silk/10% cashmere; 360 yds/ 329m per skein; shown in Truly Madly Deeply or approx 1600 (1800, 2000, 2175, 2350, 2575, 2775, 2875, 3100) yds/ 1475 (1650, 1825, 2000, 2150, 2350, 2525, 2725, 2825)m of sport weight weight yarn.
  • Size 5 US/ 3.25 mm circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) in 16”/ 40cm and 32”/ 80cm or preferred lengths.
  • Markers or waste yarn in 2 colors (colors A and B).
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • One button 1”/ 25mm diameter, if desired.

GAUGE
24 sts and 34 rows= 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette st
Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Knit in on piece from the top-down. Stitches are picked up along front edges and neckline and front bands are worked before blocking.