Poppies by Celia McAdam Cahill


by Celia McAdam Cahill
February 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1890 - 2970 yards (1728 - 2716 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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Poppies started out as a simple fitted cardigan with a springtime floral colorwork border as an illustration of waist shaping. But as it turns out, the pattern provides an easy way for knitters, without making a major commitment, to give steeking and mitered corners a try. The colorwork border is worked in the round with a 7-stitch steek that is tucked into the border facing so that there are no extra ends to weave. The bottom front is worked into a clean 90-degree edge, and the entire border gets folded over and sewn for a beautiful finish.