Alexandrite by Amy Gunderson
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Alexandrite

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in knit in the round, in stockinette stitch, on middle needle, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1176 - 2034 yards (1075 - 1860 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Finished bust circumference (buttoned): 89.5 (99, 110.5, 120, 131.25, 141) cm / 35 (38.5, 43, 46.75, 51.25, 55)” - recommended to be worn with 5-15.25 cm / 2-6” of positive ease at the bust.

This design is one of the 12 modern, minimalist patterns featured in JEWELS, the third book in the European Nature series by Making Stories which combines ethically and environmentally-friendly made yarns with modern, minimalist knitwear designs. JEWELS is available through our webshop and selected stockists.

Description

Geometric, jewel-like lines draw the eye to the yoke of the Alexandrite cardigan. The colour combinations here are endless: Choose a lighter
version of your main colour for a beautiful tone-in-tone sweater (as shown here) or go bold with a strong contrasting colour that makes the
twisted stitch colourwork pop. You can even knit Alexandrite in a single colour! The cardigan is designed for Blacker Yarns’ strong and lustruous Jacob DK, but can be knit up in any of their DK-weight yarns - catch Katie Green’s article on yarn substitution in JEWELS to learn more!

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference (buttoned): 89.5 (99, 110.5, 120, 131.25, 141) cm / 35 (38.5, 43, 46.75, 51.25, 55)” - recommended to be worn with 5-15.25 cm / 2-6” of positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

Blacker Yarns Jacob DK (100% Jacob; 110 metres / 119 yards per 50 g)

MC: 990 (115, 1270, 1405, 1565, 1715) metres / 1080 (1220, 1385, 1535, 1715, 1875) yards

CC: 85 (95, 105, 120, 130, 145) metres / 90 (105, 115, 130, 145, 155) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Purple Basalt (MC) and Purple Clay (CC).

Michelle wears a size 2 with 14 cm / 5.5” positive ease.