Antiquing by Lynn Everett

Antiquing

Knitting
July 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1900 yards (914 - 1737 m)
34¼ (37¾, 40½, 46, 50½, 53¾, 57)”/85.5 (94.5, 101.5, 114.5, 126.5, 134.5, 142.5) cm
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Antique shops are treasure troves of miscellany and have a way of taking you back in time as you let your mind relax and take in what lies before you. My favorite finds are those that surprise you with both function and craftsmanship. You never know what treasures you might find.

Antiquing is a cardigan knit from the top down with gently angled fronts edged with tiny mock cables, like that delicate edge around the mirror frame or the edge of an antique tea cart perhaps!

The front is made to be worn open or fastened with a shawl pin or maybe an antique brooch you’ve found. The back has waist shaping and the sleeves are knit from the top down, designed to be slim and long, but they can be shortened to the length you like. The cuffs and bottom edge continue the mock cable in ribbing.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 3-Ply 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 335 yd /5.1 oz (306m /150g) skeins 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in Antique Brass

Or approx. 1000 (1200, 1300, 1425, 1550, 1625, 1900) yards/920 (1100, 1200 1300, 1420, 1490, 1740) meters of sport weight yarn.

Finished Measurements
Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)Bust: 34¼ (37¾, 40½, 46, 50½, 53¾, 57)”/85.5 (94.5, 101.5, 114.5, 126.5, 134.5, 142.5) cm

Shown in size M, 40½”/101.5 cm, to be worn with 0-4”/0-10 cm of ease.

Needles
US 4 3.5mm circular needle, 32”/80 cm or longer or size to obtain gauge
US 3 3.25mm circular needle, double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round or one size smaller than needle used to obtain needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
Blocked: 22.5 stitches and 32 rows to 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch
Unblocked: 24 stitches and 36 rows to 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch

Notions
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle