Vanguard by Annamária Ötvös


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Vanguard is a top-down, seamless cardigan with round neck, long sleeves and a beautiful allover pattern that is a combination of cables, eyelets, twisted stitches and textures.
Upper back part is worked first from shoulders to the underarms, then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders and fronts are worked to the underarms.
Then the pieces are joined and worked in one piece to the hem.
The stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up around the armholes then they are shaped with short rows.
Sleeves are worked in the round from the underarm to the cuff.
Finally the neckband and front bands are worked in rib pattern back and forth in rows.
The shapings are charted for all sizes. The charts are uploaded in individual files, separately from the written part of the pattern, you can print out the chart file for your size only.

18 sts and 28 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Seed Stitch knit flat (body and sleeve caps) with larger needle after blocking
18 sts and 28 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Seed Stitch knit in the round (sleeves) with larger needle after blocking

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
84.5 (91: 95.5: 100: 104.5: 111: 115.5: 120: 126.5: 131) cm / 33¼ (35¾: 37½: 39¼: 41: 43¾: 45½: 47¼: 49¾: 51½) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 13-15 cm/5¼-5¾” positive ease at bust.

Approximately 1035 (1075: 1115: 1160: 1220: 1280: 1345: 1410: 1480: 1555) meters / 1130 (1175: 1220: 1270: 1335: 1400: 1470: 1545: 1620: 1700) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 14 cm/5½” positive ease at bust using The Plucky Knitter Plucky Cozy (90% merino-10% Camel, 238 m/260 y per skein) in colourway Medieval.

· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 6 stitch markers: 4 green, 2 blue
· removable (locking) stitch markers: 2 green, 2 red, 2 blue
· 7 buttons with 2.1 cm/0.8” diameter

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, working from chart, picking up stitches, using a cable needle.