Honey Bop by Amy Appel

Honey Bop

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
620 - 1090 yards (567 - 997 m)
32 (36, 40, 44) [48, 52, 56]” / 81 (91, 102, 112) [122, 132, 142] cm
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β€œPut on your rockin’ shoes, and bop, honey bop!”
A cardigan perfect for wearing over dresses, with jeans, to work, or out dancing! Wear it open or buttoned up and knit one in all your favorite colors and sleeve lengths, puff or no puff sleeve! This cardigan is inspired by the impeccable style of Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly!

SIZES: XS (S, M, L) 1x, 2x, 3x
β™₯ finished bust size: 32 (36, 40, 44) 48, 52, 56” / 81 (91, 102, 112) 122, 132, 142 cm

Pattern includes:
β™₯ information on choosing and customizing your size
β™₯ short, 3/4, or long sleeves
β™₯ option for puff or no puff sleeve cap

YARN
Dusty by Beehive Yarns (80% Superwash Merino, / 10β€œ Nylon / 10% Cashmere; 437 yards/400 meters, 100g); sample shown in colorway β€œRaven Red”, size S with 2” of positive ease.

β™₯ Short Sleeve: 2 (2, 2, 3) 3, 3, 4 skeins / 620 (690, 790, 890) 985, 1060, 1115 yards / 565 (630, 720, 815) 900, 970, 1020 meters
β™₯ 3/4 Sleeve: 2 (2, 3, 3) 3, 4, 4 skeins / 770 (875, 986, 1125) 1245, 1335, 1395 yards / 705 (800, 900, 1030) 1140, 1220, 1275 meters
β™₯ Long Sleeve: 2 (3, 3, 3) 4, 4, 4 skeins / 820 (930, 1050, 1190) 1325, 1410, 1475 yards / 750 (850, 960, 1090) 1210, 1290, 1350 meters

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
β™₯ US 3/3.25 mm 24”/60 cm to 40β€œ/100 cm circular needle & preferred needles for small circumference (magic loop or DPNs)
β™₯ US 2/2.75 mm 24”/60 cm to 40β€œ/100 cm circular needle & preferred needles for small circumference (or size needed to obtain gauge plus one size smaller for ribbing!)

NOTIONS
β™₯ six ~5/8” buttons, locking stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle, row counter (recommended)

TECHNIQUES
β™₯ knitting & purling, flat & in the round
β™₯ increasing & decreasing
β™₯ picking up stitches
β™₯ short rows
β™₯ top down puff sleeve shaping
β™₯ button holes

GAUGE
27 sts & 38 rows = 4”/10cm
larger needles, in stockinette, after blocking

CONSTRUCTION
The β€œHoney Bop” Cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down! Stitches are picked up to work the button band/neckband and sleeves.

Note on Yardage: yardage given is an estimation based on recommended yarn & fiber. If you are substituting yarn, you may require more or less than indicated.

Special thank you to my beautiful test knitters and my lovely friend Beth of Beehive Yarns.β™₯