Mermaid Cardigan by Laura Chau
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Mermaid Cardigan

January 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
540 - 1260 yards (494 - 1152 m)
2 (4, 6, 8, 10) years
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Swans Island Washable Wool Collection, 100% Organic Merino Wool, sport weight, (50 gms, 180 yds each): 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) skeins Main Color (MC); 1 skein Contrast Color (CC)
Colors Shown:Magenta EWB125 (MC) and Curry EWB127 (CC)
Colors Shown: Snowy Owl EWB101(MC) andTruffle EWB123 (CC)
US size 3 (3.25 mm) 24” circular needle and set of 4 or 5 dpns, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Stitch markers; stitch holders or waste yarn; tapestry needle

Chest: 22 (24, 26, 27, 29½)“,with Fronts overlapped
Length: 13¼ (14½, 15½, 18½, 20½)”

The Sleeves of this cardigan are worked in the round from the bottom up, then placed on hold while the Pocket Lining is worked and also placed on hold. Then the Body is worked in one piece from the bottom edge to underarms, joining the pocket as you go, and working a small slit between the Right Front and Back
for the I-Cord tie. Fronts and Back are then divided, the Sleeves are joined, and the Yoke is worked in one piece to the shoulders, with raglan shaping. The neck edge is finished with an I-cord bind-off.