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Diane

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1306 - 2005 yards (1194 - 1833 m)
XS-4XL (see below)
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Diane is an intricate and delicately textured Cardigan with feminine shapes, that can be worn either wrapped (by adding a closure at the side) or open, for a more casual but still flattering look. Its ample, shapely lower body with the curved hem will help in simulating an hour-glass figure, however one chooses to wear it.
The all over patterned set-in sleeves, with their organically shaped cuff, add to the tailored look of the wide-cut body. Interesting details, like the broken up purl lines at the shoulders, that curve along the short rows and flow into the main, mirrored stitch pattern towards the sleeves, enhance the silhouette of this garment.
The whole front is knitted in growing stocking stitch lapels that almost never follow any straight edge; This concept is also found in both hemline and sleeve cuffs, which continue in a curved style for a softer overall look, but all those sections can easily be adjusted to the preference of the knitter.

MATERIALS:
Yarn:
Shibui Dune:
(50% baby alpaca, 25% baby camel, 25% silk at 130m / 142yds per 50gr)
10(10,12,12,13,14,14,15) skeins (colourway 103 apple) or approximately 1306(1402,1594,1687,1756,1886,1970,2005) yards or 1194(1282,1458,1543,1606,1725,1801,1833) meters.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
Possible substitutes for Dune, since the original yarn has been discontinued: A combination of Cima and Lunar by Shibui, Rimu DK by Zeleana, Felted Tweed by Rowan or any other similar yarn.

Needles:
3,5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31” long).
3,5mm/US4 DPN for i-cord BO,
and 3mm/US 2.5 circular needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Other:
Tapestry needle,
Removable stitch markers (2)+(2)+(2) in different colours,
Stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.

Sizing (intended bust size)
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
X-Large (43 inches or 109 cm),
XX-Large (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).

Level:
Intermediate to Advanced