Franca by Julie Weisenberger

Franca

Knitting
April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1075 - 2050 yards (983 - 1875 m)
S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Franca is a comfy-casual cardigan with a perfectly slouchy shape. Everything is knitted as you go, including the front band and the free-hanging, kangaroo-style pockets, which means after binding off, you just have a couple gaps to close before blocking and curling up in it.


BEFORE PURCHASING THIS PATTERN
This sweater is worked using the Cocoknits Method, a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.

All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn shop.
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Sizes
Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Measurements
Finished Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 51, 55)“ / 86 (97, 107, 117, 130, 140) cm with Fronts overlapped 4.5 (4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 4, 4)” / 11.5 (11.5, 11.5, 11.5, 10, 10) cm
Length: 28.5 (29.5, 30.5, 31.5, 32.5, 33)“ / 72 (75, 77, 80, 83, 84) cm

Materials
Yarn
Approximately 1075 (1275, 1450, 1650, 1850, 2050) yds / 980 (1165, 1325, 1510, 1700, 1875) m heavy worsted / aran weight yarn.

Shown in:
Woolfolk Far
100% merino wool. 142 yds / 130 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
8 (9, 11, 12, 13, 15) skeins in Pewter, #04

Classic Elite Yarns Chalet
70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo. 98 yds / 89 m per 1.75 oz 50 g skein
11 (13, 15, 17, 19, 21) skeins in Charcoal, #7477

Needles
US 10 / 6 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40” / 100 cm or longer (see page 19 for information on length) for Body and Sleeves
US 4 / 3.5 mm needles for working BO
US 0-3 / 2-3.25 mm double-pointed needle or any length circular needle (for picking up stitches)

Notions
6 stitch markers in different colors
2 spare circular needles or scrap yarn to hold Sleeve stitches
Extra circular needle in working size for PCO
Extra circular needle in working size or 1 size larger for pocket (optional)
Row counter (optional)
Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10cm square in St st on largest needles

NOTE: Cardigan will stretch due to its weight so you might want to err on the side of a tighter gauge if in-between.