Desperate Housewife by Melanie Berg

Desperate Housewife

August 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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A treat for your wild and wonderful side, this slouchy, grandpa-fit cardigan is the perfect project to knit in those stray moments you steal away for yourself.

The sample is made in Alpaca Heather from Manos del Uruguay, a lovely yarn with plenty of character that comes in a rainbow of beautiful shades. Or, bring this sweater to life using leftover skeins you’ve been saving from past projects.

Desperate Housewife is a top-down, one-piece cardigan with a circular yoke, ideal for lounging or throwing on for a splash of color when you run errands.

Measurements given are for the finished garment. Designed to fit with 4 - 8” / 10 - 20 cm of positive ease at the bust, less for larger sizes. Photos show size 2 on a 36” / 91.5 cm bust model.
(41, 44.75, 48.75) (53.25, 57) (60.75, 65.25, 69.25)“ / (102.5, 112, 121.5) (133, 142.5) (152, 163, 173) cm at the bust.

Manos del Uruguay Alpaca Heather
Background color Toast: (2, 2, 2) (2, 2) (3, 3, 3) 100 g skeins
CC1 Cinnamon: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC2 Lagoon: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC3 Bark: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC4 Goji Berry: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC5 Honeycomb: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC6 Bing Cherry: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes
CC7 Celery: Two 50 g skeins for all sizes

Note: If you’re flexible on stripe width and order, you’ll probably get away with 50g skeins of the CCs. I’ve used more than 50g but less than 75g for size 2.

Pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

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