Eleusis Cardigan by Corrine Walcher

Eleusis Cardigan

January 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 - 1550 yards (732 - 1417 m)
32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
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Eleusis Cardigan is worked from the bottom up, with a mirrored lace detail in front and on the sleeves, and a wider lace panel in the back. The name Eleusis is inspired by the colorway, Persephone; Eleusis is the principle city where Persephone was worshipped.

Finished Size:
Chest: 32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches,
Sleeve circumference 14.75(15.75, 17.6, 18.4, 19.6, 20.4) inches
Length: 13(13, 13.5, 15, 15.5, 16) from cast on edge to underarm 21.5(21.5, 23, 25, 26, 27 inches from cast on edge to shoulder seam

Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Damsel (100% Superwash merino wool, 335 yards/4 ounces) 2(2, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins or approximately 800(1000, 1100, 1250, 1400, 1550) yards. Sample worked in
Persephone. Or, you may use any comparable sport weight yarn.

US #6/4.5mm circular needle, 32 inches or longer (larger sizes may prefer a longer needle).
Set of US #6/4.5mm double pointed needles or preferred method for small circumference knitting in the round.
Or size to make gauge

Stitch markers; four of one color, six of another
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Yarn needle
Buttons, 5/8” – wait until you have finished knitting to ensure you purchase the correct number and size. Sample uses 9. Your number will depend upon the length of your cardigan.

Gauge: 20 stitches/28 rows per 4” in blocked stockinette stitch.

This cardigan is worked in one piece from the cast-on to the underarms. At that time, back and fronts are worked separately. Sleeves are worked, shoulders are seamed and sleeves eased in, then neckband is worked.

There are charts both in the round and worked flat. There are pairs which are identical visually but the written directions differ. There are also charts which have only one line different from another. Be sure you are using the correct chart!

The two colors of stitch markers are to differentiate between the lace panels and the other marked spots.