koraal by alfa knits

koraal

Knitting
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1039 - 1695 yards (950 - 1550 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
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Koraal is a simple slightly oversized cardigan worked back and forth with decorative cabled and twisted ribbing on the sleeves and body.

It starts with a provisional cast on at the back. Both sleeves and the back are worked in one piece. Stitches are bound off for the neck at the back and cast on for the fronts. The sleeves are shaped using short rows. Once the sleeves are finished they are closed by a 3 needle bind off and the body is worked top down in one piece.
Apart from sewing buttons and weaving in ends, there is no finishing to do.

Sizes
Oversized: intended to be worn with 15 to 25 cm (6 to 10”) of positive ease (chest)
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
finished measurements (chest): 39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59, 63 “ (100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160 cm)

What you’ll need
± 950, 1000, 1050, 1150, 1250, 1400, 1550m (1040, 1100, 1150, 1260, 1370, 1550, 1700 yards) of DK / 8 ply.
Choose a yarn with some drape for the best effect

4 mm (US 6) circular needle or
4 mm (US 6) straight needles
crochet hook for the provisional cast-on

11 buttons (diameter: ± 1.5 cm / 0.5”
(size XXL and XXXL: 12 buttons)

4 markers

Gauge

20 sts and 30 rows stockinette stitch