Alpinia by Claire Slade
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Alpinia

Knitting
August 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in lightly blocked stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
460 - 700 yards (421 - 640 m)
29 (30.5, 32, 35.5, 37, 39, 42, 44, 46.5, 49.5, 52)” bust
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There is now also a baby/child size version of this pattern available: Rosaline

Alpinia is a simple, yet very pretty short sleeved cardigan that is perfect for the warmer months or to add an extra layer during the cooler ones. It is knit from the top down all in one piece so there is no seaming required and you can try it on as you knit to get the perfect length for you.

28th Nov 2014: Pattern has been updated to include a wider range of sizes, improved schematic and more accurate finished measurements.

Measurements:

Actual Bust size: 29 (30.5, 32, 35.5, 37, 39, 42, 44, 46.5, 49.5, 52)” 73.5 (77.5, 81, 90, 94, 99, 107, 112, 118, 126, 132)cm

Materials:
460 (500, 530, 570, 600, 650, 700, 750. 790, 840, 880) yards / 420 (457, 485, 521, 549, 594, 640, 686, 722, 768, 805) metres DK weight yarn

4 buttons
US6 / 4mm circular needle

It is easy to extend the length of this cardigan, the pattern also includes details on increasing the length of the yoke for a fuller bust.