Stepping Stones Cardigan by Rebecca McKenzie

Stepping Stones Cardigan

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch (Flat)
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1143 - 2602 yards (1045 - 2379 m)
Finished Bust (including front gap and worn open): 36.25 (40, 43.75, 47.5, 51.5, 55.25) [59, 62.75, 66.75, 70.5, 74.25) inches/ 92 (101.5, 111.25, 120.75, 130.75, 140.25) [149.75, 159.5, 169.5, 179, 188.5] centimeters
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DESCRIPTION
I have always loved walking on stepping stones and dreamed of them leading to mysterious places. They have always had a mystical quality to me. The mesh lace detailing around each edge of this cardigan mimics the wonderment, beauty, and playfulness of such an adventure and the light airy design nurtures the wandering spirit we all have inside. The Stepping Stones cardigan is the perfect companion for spring/summer walks on mystical stepping stone strolls.

Rebecca is shown wearing the Size 5 cardigan. Her bust is 45” and her hips are 48”.

This pattern has been tech edited for ALL sizes and test knit for sizes 1-7. Sizes 8, 9, 10, and 11 have not been test knit because I was unable to find testers. If you purchase this pattern and make one of the sizes not tested (Sizes 8, 9, 10, or 11), I will refund your money upon receiving the answers to a tester questionnaire (I will send upon request) with your notes on the pattern size, finished project photos with permission to share on social media (Instagram, Facebook, my website, etc.), and a Ravelry project page completed and linked to this pattern. Feel free to contact me at aragingpurlwind@gmail.com for more details.

CONSTRUCTION
This cardigan is worked from the bottom up as one piece with no side seaming. Then it is split into 3 sections at the armhole to work two front panels and a back. Then it is seamed at the shoulders using a three needle bind off. The sleeves are picked up along the edge of the armhole and worked in the round from the shoulder to the wrist. This pattern includes directions to do a Custom Fit Bicep, Custom Fit Sleeve, and adjust the body length.

YARN & YARDAGE
YARN: The Fibre Company Arranmore Light (DK, 80% Merino Wool/10% Cashmere, 10% silk, 328yd/300m, 3.5 oz/100g); Colorway: Cronan

YARDAGE NEEDED:
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Yards: 1144 (1265, 1396, 1531, 1699, 1892)2073, 2259, 2363, 2497, 2602 yds
Meters: 1046 (1157, 1277, 1400, 1554, 1730)1896, 2066, 2161, 2283, 2379 m

YARN SUBSTITUTES:
$
Joy DK Yarn by Loops & Threads, Solids
Lion Brand Wool-Ease DK Cake
Knitpicks Swish DK Yarn

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Knitpicks City Tweed DK Yarn
Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn

NEEDLES
Size US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle 29” (74 cm), or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 5 (3.75mm) straight needle, or size needed to obtain gauge for three needle bind off
Size US 5 (3.75mm) double pointed needles for working sleeves in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge
 
GAUGE
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (Flat)

SIZES
Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Finished Bust (including front gap and worn open): 36.25 (40, 43.75, 47.5, 51.5, 55.25) 59, 62.75, 66.75, 70.5, 74.25) inches/ 92 (101.5, 111.25, 120.75, 130.75, 140.25) 149.75, 159.5, 169.5, 179, 188.5 centimeters
Recommended Ease: 1-6” of positive Bust Ease

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Intermediate
You will need to know how to: cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, yo, three-needle bind off, regular bind off.

VIDEO TUTORIALS
k2tog and ssk
Pattern Support Videos on My YouTube Channel

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