Kushi

Knitting
April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1120 - 1973 yards (1024 - 1804 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished chest size 83 (93, 103, 113, 123, 133) cm / 32¼ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½, 52¼)"
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Kushi is a seamless cardigan with set-in sleeves and a round neckline. It is knitted from the top down and the sleeve caps are worked at the same time as the upper body.

The front edges are framed by garter stripe panels in two different contrasting colors. The panels run obliquely from the front neck to the hem of the body.
Button holes are worked on the go. All horizontal edges as well as the neck line are trimmed with an I-cord.

Kushi drapes beautifully because of a slightly A-line shaping.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished chest size 83 (93, 103, 113, 123, 133) cm / 32¼ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½, 52¼)“

Intended to be worn with 0–10 cm / 0–4” positive ease around the body.
Sample is shown in size L on a 102 cm / 40” bust with 11 cm / 4¼“ positive ease.

Sample is shown in colors Space (MC), Cacti (CC1) and Dew (CC2).

YARDAGE
3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins KOKON fingering weight for MC or approx. 960 (1040, 1200, 1280, 1520, 1740) m / 1050 (1140, 1315, 1400, 1665, 1905) yd fingering weight yarn to obtain given gauge
1 mini skein KOKON fingering weight for CC1 and CC2 each, or approx. 32 m / 35 yd

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
24 sts x 30 rows per 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch with needle 3.25 mm / US3 after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge, and adjust needle size if neccessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES
1 circular needle 3.25 mm / US3, 100 cm / 40” long
1 set of DPNs 3.25 mm / US3 for the sleeves if you don’t work them with Magic Loop

NOTIONS
9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) buttons with diameter approx. 15 mm / 0.6”, 6 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
Long Tail CO, Backwards Loop CO, knit and purl stitches;
decreases: k2tog, ssk;
increases: M1L, M1Lp, M1R, M1Rp;
picking up sts from rows and around neck;
attached I-cord with 2 sts

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.