Karina by Petra Breakstone

Karina

Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch part explained on Page 2 of pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 - 1035 yards (366 - 946 m)
For bust sizes 36/38/40/42/44/46/48/50/52"
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Karina is a two in one pattern. Not only can you choose to knit the vest or cardigan but you can also have the choice to do a cropped or long vest, cropped or long cardigan~

Knit the vest version first. You can even wear the long vest as a scarf or shrug. Add the sleeves if you like and turn your vest into a cardigan!

Shown here is the longer style in both vest and cardigan.
Sizes: 36” (38/40/42) (44/46) (48/50/52)

The pattern is written, has a schematic and photos to guide you along plus a Tips & Tricks section and all dimensions and measurements are given in inches and centimeters.

Yarn
Bambon, a DK weight bamboo/cotton mix, 154 yards a skein.
Cropped vest
400 (420/445/465) (490/520) (540/560/580) yards
Cropped cardigan
620 (650/685/720) (755/800) (830/860/895) yards
Long Vest
510 (525/555/585) (615/645) (675/690/720) yards
Long Cardigan
730 (755/795/840) (880/925) (965/990/1035) yards
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Notions
US size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 40” (100 cm) in length
US size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 16” (40 cm) in length
1 stitch marker and 1 locking stitch marker Darning needle or crochet hook for finishing Scrap yarn to place stitches on hold
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Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows in 4“ knitted in pattern stitch as explained in Part 2 in pattern.

Techniques used
Knitted Cast on, knit, purl, simple lace stitch, placing stitches on hold, picking up and knitting stitches, ribbing, seaming, stretchy bind off.

Level of Expertise: Intermediate

Karina was tech edited and test knitted. Thanks to all the wonderful test knitters and my editor Uta!