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Cornflower Cardigan

Jul 20, 2012
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CORNFLOWER CARDIGAN
Amanda Bell

Punchy colors update traditional stranded colorwork in this cozy cardigan. Pockets and a deep V neck make a classic piece modern. Sweater is knit in the round and steeked.

Finished Size 35¼ (38¼, 41, 44¾, 47¾, 52)" bust circumference, buttoned. Cardigan shown measures 35¼", modeled with slight ease.

Yarn SMC Select Extra Soft Merino (100% superwash merino wool; 142 yd [130 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #05191 beige marl (MC), 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) balls; #05187 turquoise (CC1), 1 ball; #05127 cayenne (CC2), 1 ball; #05151 indigo (CC3), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) ball(s); #05122 tomato (CC4), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.

Needles Size 4 (3.5 mm): 24" circular (cir), 40" cir, and set of double-pointed (dpn). Size 6 (4 mm): 24" cir and set of dpn (see Notes). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; eight 7⁄8" buttons; size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook or sewing machine to secure steeks.

Gauge 22 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in St st on larger needle; 22 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in charted patt on larger needle.

 


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