AttaGirl Sweater by Cori Eichelberger

AttaGirl Sweater

August 2018
yarn held together
+ DK
= Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1000 - 4020 yards (914 - 3676 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”
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Marled is defined in the urban dictionary as: A smart intelligent gorgeous young female.
She has this thing about her, that the more you’re around her, the more you fall in love with her.
Attagirl is defined as: An expression of congratulations or praise directed at a female.
With inspiration from these 2 words, I realize that I have raised a daughter who is true to her beliefs and strong in her stance. She is open to all and often thinks beyond my scope of experience as a mother. She surprises me with statements that while true, are also, perhaps, something I had never considered. She has opened my eyes to discrimination beyond racism (the movement of my era), and I am happy to be pushed, to grow, to learn and to embrace new ways of looking at the world. We may not always agree but we are always respectful. Our family motto is: “we are show-up kind of people.” If something needs to be done, if people need help, or if an event needs attendance, we are there. This sweater, worked in two colors held together, is dedicated to women: daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers and friends who are twined together in a common, supportive thread.
Enjoy this marled, attagirl cardigan.

SIZES: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)”

Finished Bust Circumference: 36 (40, 43.5, 48.5, 52, 55.5, 60, 64.5, 68)”

NOTE: Yardage requirements are listed for total yardage used of the skeins held doubled. Option to use Chunky/Bulky weight yarn instead.

YARN: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins EACH color in DK- weight (approximately 250 yds per 100 g) HELD DOUBLE THROUGHOUT, for a total of 1530 (1810, 2014, 2369, 2608, 2859, 3327, 3734, 4020) yds 1399, 1655, 1841, 2166, 2385, 2614, 3042, 3414, 3676 m.

Cardigan is sampled in 2 lengths, tunic and cropped. Yardage requirements are listed for tunic length and shorter sleeves. Approximately 7 buttons are needed for the tunic length version.

Raspberry/Cream Sample (size 40)(tunic length) was knit using 3.5 skeins each in colorways Raspberry Parfait and Nude Scene.

Pink/Gray Sample (size 40) (tunic length) was knit using 3.5 skeins each in colorways London Fog and Tiny Dancer

Green/Yellow Sample (size 36)(cropped length) was knit using 2 skeins each in colorways, Dirty Truce and All the Way to the Bank.

Pattern was tech edited by Ellen Silva and graphic layout was by Erica Gunn. Photography by Anna Stauber at Boreal Photography and model is Johanna Smith.
Sizing update by Jean Clement, tech editor, on February 2020.