Running Water by Claudia Eisenkolb

Running Water

Knitting
August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in reverse stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1476 - 2133 yards (1350 - 1950 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size (= double back width) 84 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134) cm/ 33" (37", 41", 45", 48¾", 52¾")
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Running Water is an open-front cardigan with a wide ribbed band and a shawl collar. The garment is worked seamlessly from the top down.
ribbed details along the sleeve cap on the front and a ribbed section on the back, ending in a triangle, on a reverse stockinette background are lovely eyecatchers.

The ribbed band features comfortable hidden pockets. The inserted sleeves with sleeve caps worked at the same time as the shoulder part of the cardigan give “Running Water” a fitted look. increases on the fronts at The lower body result in a slightly a-line and a more flattering shape.

Knitted in a sport weight yarn, running Water is a perfect companion throughout the year.
Choose a speckled, semisolid or solid yarn to match the cardigan to your favorite wadrobe pieces.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished body size (= double back width) 84 (94, 104, 114, 124, 134) cm/ 33” (37”, 41”, 45”, 48¾“, 52¾”)
Intended to be worn with 5–12 cm/ 2–5” positive ease around the body.
Sample is shown in size L in colorway Neptun on a 102 cm/ 40” bust with 12 cm/5” positive ease

YARDAGE
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins Q-Lana Merino SW 300 or approx. 1350 (1470, 1590, 1710, 1830, 1950) meters/ 1475 (1610, 1740, 1870, 2000, 2135) yards sport weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
23 sts x 30 rows per 10 cm/4” in reverse stockinette stitch with needle 3.50/US4 after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge, and adjust needle size if neccessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES
Two 3.50 mm/US4 circular needles, 80 cm and 120 cm (for applied collar)

NOTIONS
8 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
Long Tail CO, Backwards Loop CO, knit and purl stitches;
decreases: k2tog, ssk;
increases: M1L,p M1Rp, M1L, M1R;
German short rows, picking up sts from rows and CO edge;
Tubular BO

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Thanks to my lovely test knitters and Manfredovna for proofreading.