Presidio by Sloane Rosenthal

Presidio

Knitting
February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1025 - 1625 yards (937 - 1486 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm
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Straightforward, understated, wear-with-everything garter stitch on the front gives way to dramatic, shifting cables across the back and sleeves of this tailored cardigan, designed in mYak’s glorious Baby Yak Medium. Worked mostly in garter and at a worsted gauge, this ultra-wearable cardigan knits up quickly, while the garter-and-cable fabric drapes effortlessly on the body. Subtle A-line shaping and tailored shoulders make for an ultra-flattering silhouette, while an integrated vertical buttonband provides a polished finished look (and gets you from yarn to finished sweater a whole lot faster). Presidio’s low-hip length works with dresses or pants, and is built for layering over anything from a tank top to a button-up shirt. The cables themselves are simple to knit and easy to memorize, while a clever succession of increases and decreases shifts and wends them slowly towards the center of the back. Presidio is worked from the bottom up in pieces and seamed, with charted and written instructions provided for the cables.


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Size
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), finished bust measurements approximately 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” / 86 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm. Sample shown is size 42.5” / 106.5 cm, modeled with 6” / 18 cm positive ease at the bust. When choosing a size, aim for 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm positive ease at the hip and 4-7” / 10-18 cm at the bust.

Yarn
mYak Baby Yak Medium (worsted weight, 100% baby yak, 125 yards / 117 meters per 50 grams), 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins, or 1025 (1150, 1250, 1375, 1500, 1625) yards / 950 (1075, 1150, 1275, 1375, 1500) meters of light worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn.

Gauge
20 sts /28 rows over 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch on larger needle, after blocking. Cable panel on sleeve measures approximately 2” / 5 cm wide.

Needles
32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle, or long straights, in sizes US 6 /4.0 mm and US 7/4.5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.

Notions
stitch markers; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle; waste yarn, stitch holders, or spare double-pointed needles; six buttons of approximately ¾” / 2 cm diameter

Skills Required
cabling with or without a cable needle; increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming, three-needle bind off.


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