Moxie by Shaina Bilow

Moxie

Knitting
May 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1120 - 2210 yards (1024 - 2021 m)
Adult Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9) - (XS-5XL)
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Skill level: Intermediate

Need a little pep in your wardrobe? Add some Moxie!
Have a ton of colors of your favorite DK weight? Moxie that yarn!

Moxie is a fun cardigan with figure-flattering A-line shaping and classic set-in sleeves. This cardigan looks great paired with a pair of jeans and your favorite tee shirt. Pick one main color and as many stripe colors as your heart desires. Self-striping, ombre, and textural yarns would look phenomenal in this design, too!

Construction Details:
Moxie is worked in 5 separate pieces. The body has subtle A-line shaping and uses German Short Rows to shape the shoulders. The sleeves are full length tapered set-in sleeves. After being knit, the pieces are seamed together using mattress stitch and the front band is picked up and knit.

Skills Required:

  • Cast on/Bind off
  • Knit/Purl
  • Increasing (m1r/m1l)
  • Decreasing (k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ssp)
  • German Short Rows
  • Seaming
  • Picking up stitches

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
To Fit Bust: 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)(49, 53, 57, 61)”
Finished Bust: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”
Finished Hips: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)(55, 59, 63, 67)”
Length: 22.5 (23.25, 23.5, 24.5, 25.25)(26.5, 27, 28, 28.5)”

Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using size needle to obtain gauge.

Needles: US 6 (4 mm) needle or size needed for gauge, US 5 (3.75 mm) 40” circular needle or one size smaller than size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Yarn: DK weight (CYCA #3) yarn in one main color (MC) and multiple stripe colors (SC).
In main color, approximately 615 (690, 735, 830, 900)(1000, 1080, 1155, 1215) yards are needed.
In stripe colors, a total of approximately 505 (565, 605, 680, 735)(820, 885, 945, 995) yards are needed.

Samples made with:
KnitPicks Swish (100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 123 yds/50 g) Dove Heather (MC) and SC stripes in Clementine, Conch, Haze Heather, Honey, Arctic, Blossom Heather, Wonderland Heather, and Peapod.
Filatura DiCrosa Zara (100% pure merino superwash wool, 127 yds /50 g) in assorted colors.

Other Materials: tapestry needle.