Without A Purl by Mathemaknitter

Without A Purl

Knitting
June 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1500 - 2388 yards (1372 - 2184 m)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
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I engineered this cardigan to have stockinette fabric without steeks or purling. Four rectangle panels are knitted from the centre-out and in the round, two for the back and two for the front. The sleeves are knitted bottom-up, and all of the pieces are joined by Russian grafting. Finally, a tubular-like bind-off is added to reduce curling.

The resulting drop-shoulder design has tight sleeves and simple lines, falling straight from the shoulders down past the hips.

This pattern was written for both sport and worsted weights of Stolen Stitches Nua.


Sport

Refer to red sample (Angry Monkey), knitted to size 3 body and size 4 sleeves. The model is 148cm tall, with 13cm shoulder width and 94cm bust.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 40 rows (stockinette in the round)

(Note: This is a true sport yarn. You cannot simply substitute a fingering yarn and use this gauge to achieve the same effect.)

Finished Shoulder Width (cm): 22 (24 25 27) (29 30 32) (34)
Finished Shoulder Width (inches): 8.7 (9.4 9.8 10.6) (11.4 11.8 12.6) (13.4)
For an open-front cardigan, choose a size about 5cm/2” longer than your shoulder length -- measured from tip of the shoulder along the curve to the neck.

Finished Body Circumference (cm): 88 (95 102 108) (115 122 128) (135)
Finished Body Circumference (inches): 34.6 (37.4 40.2 42.5) (45.3 48.0 50.4) (53.1)
For an over-sized, wrap cardigan, choose a size about 15-20cm/6”-8” larger than your full bust circumference.

10 (11 12 13) (13 14 15) (16) skeins of Nua
1372 (1456 1568 1708) (1792 1904 2072) (2184) metres
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Worsted

Refer to grey sample (Kitten Fluff), knitted to size 4 body and shortened size 4 sleeves. The model is 165cm tall, with 86cm bust.

Gauge: 19 stitches and 30 rows (stockinette in the round)

Finished Shoulder Width (cm): 22 (24 26 28) (30 32 34)
Finished Shoulder Width (inches): 8.5 (9.4 10.2 11) (11.9 12.7 13.5)
For an open-front cardigan, choose a size about 5cm/2” longer than your shoulder length -- measured from tip of the shoulder along the curve to the neck.

Finished Body Circumference (cm): 86 (95 103 112) (120 128 137)
Finished Body Circumference (inches): 34 (37.3 40.7 44) (47.3 50.6 53.9)
For an over-sized, wrap cardigan, choose a size about 15-20cm/6”-8” larger than your full bust circumference.

12 (13 14 15) (16 17 19) skeins of Nua Worsted
1140 (1260 1340 1460) (1560 1680 1900) metres