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Improv cardigan
Finished
April 28, 2016
September 8, 2016
Project info
Improv cardigan
Improv by Karen Templer
Knitting
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
Purl Soho Linen Quill
4.1 skeins = 1799.9 yards (1645.8 meters), 410 grams
Black
Notes

TARGET MEASUREMENTS

42″ chest = 189 sts
14″ upper arm circumference = 64 sts (more like 12” after seaming and blocking)
7″ cuff circumference
20″ total length
9″ yoke/armhole depth (54 rows)
11″ body length (2″ hem ribbing)
17″ sleeve length (3″ cuff ribbing)

DETAILS

— Co 83 sts divided thusly: 1 | 3 | 20 | 3 | 29 | 3 | 20 | 3 | 1 — worked center raglan st as basting stitch

— Planned for 14 sts cast on at each underarm, and divided the raglan stitches evenly between sections when separating sleeves from body

— Worked raglan increases as kfb on either side of the raglan stitches, varying increases roughly same as black lopi raglan

— Increased at front neck every 4th row until front sts added up to back sts minus about 1.5” to account for width of button band — pretty sure it worked out that my last neck increase row was the same as my sleeve/body separation row

— Worked center stitch at each side as a basting stitch

— BO/CO sts for one inset pocket at 6.5” from separation row (4.5” before end of body)

— When body was complete, picked up along upper pocket edge on US5 needles and worked a few rows in garter stitch for pocket edging, seamed to adjacent sts from body along both sides; put live sts for pocket lining back on needle and worked in stockinette for 2.5” (bottom of pocket lines up with first row of waist ribbing); whipstitched to reverse of sweater body after blocking

— Worked sleeves flat, decreasing on 20th row then every 8th row 8 times for 47 sts; knit till 15.75”; switched to US6 and decreased evenly to 42 sts while working first row of cuff ribbing

— All ribbing is k3/p2

— Blocked finished sweater and picked up sts for button band on US6: 42 sts along fronts (2/3), 32 sts along slopes, 15 sts along sleeve tops (2/3), 20 sts along back neck (2/3); worked in garter stitch for 1/5” with double-YO buttonholes on middle row; BO from WS on US8 needles

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Fingering
50% Wool, 35% Alpaca, 15% Linen / Flax
439 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: September 26, 2016
  • Finished: September 26, 2016
  • Updated: March 26, 2017