Denim Stripes Cardigan by Kathryn Folkerth

Denim Stripes Cardigan

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
About 36¼ (39¾, 44¼, 48½, 52¾)" (92 [101, 112.5, 123, 134] cm) bust circumference and 26½ (26½, 28, 28, 28)" (67.5 [67.5, 71, 71, 71] cm) long
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As classic and comfortable as a well-worn pair of jeans, you’ll want to wear this boyfriend cardigan every day. The color patterns gently shift from dark to light in a pleasing gradient as the sweater is knit from the top down. Eight shades of blue alternate with a subtly contrasting gray yarn in a skinny stripes pattern.

FINISHED SIZES
About 36¼ (39¾, 44¼, 48½, 52¾)“ (92 101, 112.5, 123, 134 cm) bust circumference and 26½ (26½, 28, 28, 28)” (67.5 67.5, 71, 71, 71 cm) long.
Cardigan shown measures 39¾“ (101 cm).

YARN
Fingering Weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (100% Shetland wool; 115 yd 105 m/.88 oz 25 g): #122 Granite (MC), 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls; #726 Prussian Blue (CC1), 1 ball; #684 Cobalt (CC2), 1 ball; #700 Royal (CC3), 1 ball; #168 Clyde Blue (CC4), 1 ball; #685 Delph (CC5), 1 ball; #665 Bluebell (CC6), 1 ball; #136 Teviot (CC7), 1 ball; #134 Blue Danube (CC8), 1 ball.

NEEDLES
Size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 32” (80 cm) circular (cir), and cir or double-pointed (dpn) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 40” (100 cm) cir and cir or dpn for preferred method of working small circumferences in the round.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS
Markers (m); stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle; seven ¾“ (19 mm) buttons.

GAUGE
26 sts and 36 rows/rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st with larger needles.

NOTES
• Increase only on MC rows.
• For RS Raglan inc rows, work M1R before markers and M1L after markers. For WS Raglan inc rows, work a M1P-R before markers and M1P-L after markers.
• You will be working two RS rows followed by two WS rows as follows: Work the first RS row with MC, slide the stitches back to the opposite end of the needle without turning, work the second RS row with CC, then turn. Work the first WS row with MC, slide the stitches back to the opposite end of the needle without turning, work the second WS row with CC, then turn.