Deschutes River by Kay Hopkins

Deschutes River

December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette using medium needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1095 - 2063 yards (1001 - 1886 m)
XS(S, M, L, 1X) Bust 32(36, 40, 44, 48) inches / 81.5(91.5, 101.5, 112)cm
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Deschutes River Cardigan is a comfy, drapey, “dressed-up grandpa” cardigan. It is constructed top-down and completely seamless allowing for a customized fit as you go. Optional waist shaping is included. The worsted weight makes this a fast knit for a cardigan while the colorwork and details keep it interesting.

The A-line style adds movement and comfort and the panels of ribbing and angled front hemline make for a flattering fit. Deschutes River Cardigan is sure to become a favorite sweater for multiple seasons!

Simple colorwork details on the cuffs, collar, front band and hemline provide a bit of femininity and make this a unique design that you can wear proudly!

XS(S, M, L, 1X) (Designed for 2” ease at bust and 4-6” at hips.)
Finished Measurements
Bust: 32(36, 40, 44, 48) inches / 81.5(91.5, 101.5, 112)cm
Length: 24(27, 28, 29, 31) inches / 61(68.5, 71, 73.5, 78.5)cm

Malabrigo Worsted; Worsted weight, (100% Merino) 210 yds 192m/3.5 oz 100g
Main Color (MC): Emerald, Contrast Color (CC): Pigeon
Yarn Required: MC - 10951366, 1561, 1786, 2063 yds / 10021249, 1428, 1634, 1886m; 6(7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.
CC – 100 yds / 92m (1 skein)
Yarn usage will vary depending on gauge and specific yarn used.

Experience Level: Accessible to a fairly novice knitter who omits the optional colorwork but a good challenge for a more experienced knitter between stranding on both RS and WS, and working the colorwork into the pattern increases and managing the color changes within the sleeve ribbing. German Short Rows are used to shape neckline and points at bottom center fronts.