curcuma by alfa knits


January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in broken seed stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1312 - 2953 yards (1200 - 2700 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL: see notes
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Curcuma is an open front cardigan with an attached scarf. The stitch pattern of the collar and scarf is reversible and looks attractive on both sides.
Instructions are given to knit the cardigan with or without the attached scarf.

First, stitches are cast on to work the collar/scarf partially. Then, the scarf stitches are put on hold. Stitches are picked up along the collar to start working the body simultaneously with the sleeves and collar. The sleeve inset is based on the ‘contiguous sleeve inset’ developed by Susie Myers. The body is worked flat, top-down and seamlessly. No sewing except for a few stitches are needed to sew down the pockets at the inside. The sleeves are worked top down and in the round ending with the same stitch pattern on the cuffs.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 34½, 38, 42½, 48, 52½, 59 “ (88, 96, 108, 122, 134, 150 cm)
Intended to be worn with a lot of positive ease: 5 to 10 “ / 12 to 24 cm.
Model is wearing M with 7” / 18 cm of positive ease

What you’ll need
± 1500/1700/1900/2100/2350/2650 m (1640/1850/2100/2300/2600/2900 yards) worsted /10 ply weight
If you want to make it without the attached scarf yardage will be less. (about 250 m / 275 yards)
long (minimum 100 cm / 40”) 5 mm (US 8) circular needle or 2 shorter 5 mm (US 8) circular needles for the cast on.
shorter 5 mm (US 8) circular needle for the body and the sleeves
and straight 5 mm (US 8) needles
(if you prefer working on
straight needles for the
body and the scarf)
cable needle

markers: it is best to use 2 different kind of markers:
· 4 markers to use in the stitch pattern (m’s)
· 4 markers to mark the sleeves (M1 to M4)

18 sts and 29 rows in broken seed stitch pattern (see page 5) = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)