Mabel's Sister by Fiona Alice

Mabel's Sister

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1230 - 1968 yards (1125 - 1800 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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Mabel’s Sister is the larger, adult version of the original Mabel cardigan. Like the original, Mabel’s Sister is knit from the top down with increases through the yoke. The body then divides and stitches for the sleeves are placed on hold before continuing to work downwards to the hem. Finally, the sleeves are completed in the round from the top down.

The original Mabel cardigan is aviailable as a free PDF download through Loop’s blog.

Also on Loop’s Blog, you’ll find a tutorial on how the cluster stitch is created.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Finished bust circumference: 101.5 (112, 123, 133.5, 143.5, 154.5)cm / 40 (44, 481⁄2, 521⁄2, 561⁄2, 603⁄4)in – to be worn with 20.5-35.5cm / 8-14in positive ease
Model wears size 3 with approximately 35.5cm / 14in positive ease

YARN
Viola Organic Merino DK (DK weight; 100% organic merino wool; 225m / 246yds per 100g skein)
Yarn A: Garden Ghost; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Magnolia; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins
OR
Eden Cottage Bowland DK (DK weight; 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool; 224m / 245yds per 100g skein) Yarn A: Stonechat; 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
Yarn B: Charcoal; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needle, 80cm (32in) minimum length for body AND needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round for sleeves
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
4 locking stitch markers
Tapestry needle
3 x 18mm / 3⁄4in buttons (buttons used in the Eden Cottage ‘Bowland’version are Shiny Shell buttons in colour ‘Muted Pink’)

TENSION
21 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Stocking Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking.
20 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over Garter Stitch on 4mm needles after blocking.

Checking your tension
Please note, for Bowland version, that we recommend using yarn A to knit your tension swatch. If you use yarn B your yardage may vary and be tight.

For the physical copy of the pattern or knitting kit, visit Loop’s online shop.