Decq by Irina Anikeeva

Decq

Knitting
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Decq Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1175 - 2375 yards (1074 - 2172 m)
41 (47½, 54, 60¾, 67¼, 73¾)" [104 (120.5, 137, 154.5, 171, 187.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest (buttoned)
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The elegance and interest of the Decq cardigan lies in its understated box shape and studious neckline. Interlocking cross-hatched departures and forked chevrons dazzle the eye, enriched by the understated smoothness of stockinette sleeves. Delineated by clever, staggered purl stitches, the written and charted pattern repeat roves back and forth in movements both sharp and sinuous. With just enough seams to lend structure, Decq finishes smoothly with sleeves picked up and knit in the round to the cuff. This cardigan is sure to delight in any setting.

Please note: the stitch patterns used for this garment include written as well as charted instructions.


Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/50 grams)

  • 9 (10, 12, 13, 15, 17) skeins
  • Photographed in color Butte

Yardage

  • 1175 (1420, 1630, 1845, 2165, 2375) total yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 22 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Decq Pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • 22 stitches & 32 rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One each 32” and 47” circular needles and one set of DPNs, one size smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

  • 41 (47½, 54, 60¾, 67¼, 73¾)“ [104 (120.5, 137, 154.5, 171, 187.5) cm] circumference at bust/chest (buttoned)
  • Sample shown in size 54” [137 cm] with 9” [23 cm] positive ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On
  • Sloped Bind Off
  • 2x2 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner