Sky Watching Cardigan by Elizabeth Nihoniho

Sky Watching Cardigan

Knitting
November 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1006 - 2180 yards (920 - 1993 m)
Size 1 – 11 Finished Garment Bust Circumference: 31 ½ (34 ½, 37 ½, 40 ½, 43 ½, 46 ½, 49 ½, 52 ½, 55 ½, 58 ½, 61 ½)” / 80 {88, 95, 103, 110, 118, 126, 133, 141, 149, 156} cm
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Sky Watching is a seamless top-down raglan with a simple stitch pattern around the top half of the yoke. The rest is stockinette. The yoke is worked with increases and then the sleeves are separated off, leaving the body to be worked down straight to a rib hem for a cropped length. The sleeve stitches are returned to the needle and worked with shaping down to a 3/4 length and a rib cuff. Finally, the neckband and button bands are picked up and worked with garter stitch and rib.

Sky Watching is part of the “Memories” group of patterns along with Sea Listening Sweater and Sea Listening hat (Sep 2021) and Forest Walking cardigan (late 2021).

Needles and Notions
US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needles 32” / 80 cm long and for small circumference knitting.
Adjust needle size as needed to obtain correct gauge.
US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles for small circumference knitting and 32” / 80 cm long.
Circular stitch markers, tapestry needle and waste yarn.
9 x ½” / 1 ¼ cm buttons.

Yarn - please note these amounts are estimates
Sample knit in KiwiYarn-a fingering weight superwash 100% New Zealand merino yarn 100gm 400m / 437 yds in the Dark Denim colour.
Approximately 1006 (1105, 1312, 1422, 1542, 1662, 1794, 1880, 1980, 2120, 2180) yds / 920 {1010, 1200, 1300, 1410, 1520, 1640, 1720, 1810, 1938, 1994} m of fingering weight yarn required.

Finished Sizes
Sky Watching has 1-3” / 2.5 – 7.5 cm of positive ease. Choose a size to knit that is between 1-3” / 2.5 - 7.5 cm larger than your actual bust size.

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