Capel Cross by Jimenez Joseph

Capel Cross

Knitting
November 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1033 - 2095 yards (945 - 1916 m)
XS: 30” (76.2cm) / S: 34” (86.4cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm) / 1XL: 46” (117cm) / 2XL: 50” (127cm) / 3XL: 54” (137cm)
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Capel Cross is a top-down seamless yoke cardigan with a criss-cross feature that beautifully adorns the yoke area. It is a simple, yet satisfying knit and would suit a yarn that has texture or colour variation. Great for showcasing tweed, textured, or rustic yarns - if you want the yarn to do all the talking.

Yarn & Quantity
Sport weight or heavy 4ply yarn. XS: 1033 yds (944 m) / S: 1164 yds (1065 m) / M: 1337 yds (1222 m) / L: 1502 yds (1374 m) / 1XL: 1654 yds (1512 m) / 2XL: 1914 yds (1750 m) / 3XL: 2095 yds (1916 m).

Tools & Notions
3.5mm (US 4) (or size required to get gauge) Sizes: XS / S / M / L: 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles. Sizes: 1XL / 2XL / 3XL: 100cm (39”) or longer circular needles (due to the amount of stitches loading the circular needle). 3mm (US 2.5) 80cm (32”) or longer circular needles; 8-10 lockable stitch markers or safety pins; waste yarn or stitch holders (to hold sleeve stitches), measuring tape and yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Notions
9 / 10 / 11 / 11 / 11 / 12 / 12 x 0.6” (15mm) buttons.

Sizing
To fit bust size: XS: 30” (76.2cm) / S: 34” (86.4cm) / M: 38” (96.5cm) / L: 42” (106.5cm) / 1XL: 46” (117cm) / 2XL: 50” (127cm) / 3XL: 54” (137cm).

Fitting
Finished measurement at bust: XS: 32.5” (82.5 cm) / S: 36” (91 cm) / M: 40.75” (103.5 cm) / L: 44” (112 cm) / 1XL: 48.25” (122.5 cm) / 2XL: 52.25” (133 cm) / 3XL: 56.5” (143.5 cm). It is designed to be worn with an ease of about 2.5” to 2.75” (6 cm to 7 cm) around the bust area. The sleeves are standard fitting.

Gauge
Gauge in Stockinette stitch (blocked): 21 sts by 34 rows over 4” (10cm) square on larger size needles. Gauge in 1x1 Rib pattern for Neckline and Cuffs (blocked): 24 sts by 36 rows over 4” (10cm) square on smaller size needles.

Techniques & Useful Video Tutorials
Knowledge of the following techniques is helpful (see below):
• Long tail cast on method: https://youtu.be/sN9cNEozOLc
• Understanding magic loop: http://youtu.be/1mqIqRdJc68
• Backward Loop cast on: https://youtu.be/iRlU1mXoZrg
• Pick up and knit: http://youtu.be/f6PKAwja6Dc
• German short row shaping: http://youtu.be/P6n561SMZXQ (part 1) and: http://youtu.be/KooKdm0YBbw (part 2).