Winter Wren Cardigan

Nov 17, 2010
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Fair Isle knitting enthusiasts will love this colorwork cardigan. Knit in one piece to the armholes, the stranded colorwork pattern makes for an intriguing knitting project. Simple crochet techniques help add the finishing touches. 

Designer Shirley Paden
Finished Size 36 (38¼, 40½, 42½)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36", modeled with 2" positive ease.
Yarn Knit One, Crochet Too Ambrosia (70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere; 137 yd
[125 m]/50 g): #767 purple heather, 4 (4, 5, 5) balls; #729 lavender mist, 3 (3, 4, 4) balls; #243 soft sunrise (pink) and #841 fawn, 2 (2, 3, 3) balls each; #713 plum, 1 ball.
Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 3 (3.25 mm): 29" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); removable markers; stitch holders; one 1" button for sizes 40½" and 42½"; size D/3 (3.25 m) crochet hook; safety pin; tapestry needle.
Gauge 44 sts and 41 rows = 6" in diamond patt on larger needle; 29 sts = 4" and 40 rows = 6" in trellis patt on larger needle; 29 sts and 36 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needle.


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