Business in the Front by Corrine Walcher

Business in the Front

December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1000 - 1800 yards (914 - 1646 m)
32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
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This cardigan is all party in the back. This was designed to make use of Neighborhood Fiber Company’s lovely Studio DK gradient and a coordinating color. The stretchy lace does away with the need for waist shaping. Color changes in the left sleeve and on the button placket and button band give a pretty, feminine touch to an otherwise business-like stockinette front.

Finished Size:
Chest: 32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches, sleeve circumference 15.5(15.5, 17.5, 18, 19.5, 20.5) inches.
Length: 13(13, 13.5, 15, 15.5, 16) from cast on edge to underarm.

Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio DK Gradient set (5 mini skeins of 100% Superwash Merino, 144 yards/60g each) and Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio DK (100% Superwash Merino, 275 yards/100g), 2(2, 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins. Sample knit in Shades of Jade gradient with Patterson Park coordinating.

Needles: US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer (larger sizes may prefer a longer needle)
Set of US #5/3.75mm double pointed needles or preferred method for knitting in the round,
or size to make gauge. Make sure your gauge in the round and flat is correct. This may need a needle size change.

Gauge: 20 stitches/24 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch, both worked flat and in the round.

Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Buttons, 5/8”, as many as desired. Sample shows 8.