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Coccinella cardi

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I am rather fond of ladybugs. They are so delightfully hemispherical.
-- Gail Carriger
(I rather agree!)

This is a pattern for a stranded colourwork cardigan It is worked in the round and from the top down and with a steek.

This garment is intended to be worn with a bit of positive ease since Lettlopi is usually not worn against bare skin. Feel free to adjust as needed for best fit.
Please see schematic for all approximate finished sizes.
There are 6 rounds in which you may work with 3 colours OR work with 2 coloiurs and complete with Duplicate Stitch.

Also included are symbol charts without colour (pages 11 - 14) and a small desctiption of the Ladderback/Invisible Jacquard (page 9) if you would like to use this over areas with long floats.

yarn:

Léttlopi by Ístex
Aran; 100% Icelandic; 109yds (100m) / 50g
approximate yarn amounts:
MC (Fjord Blue 1701) - 7 (7, 8, 8) 9, 10, 11 (12, 14, 15) balls
CC1 (Light Ash 0054) - 2 (2, 2, 2) 2, 3, 3 (3, 4, 4) balls
CC2 (Garnet 1409) - 1 ball all sizes
CC3 (Golden 9426) - 1 ball all sizes
CC4 (Navy 9402) - 1 ball all sizes
needles:
3.75mm (us no 5) circular 40in/101cm
4.5mm (us no 7) circular 40in/101cm; DPNs
gauge:
18 sts x 22 rows = 4in/10cm over stranded stockinette on 4.5mm needles
18 sts x 24 rows = 4in/10cm over single-coloured stockinette on 3.75mm needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished sizes:
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 (8, 9, 10)
chest circumference (buttoned) - 31 (33.75, 36.25, 38) 41.75, 43.5, 46.5 (55, 60, 62) in / 78.5 (85.5, 92, 96.5) 106, 110.5, 118 (139.5, 152.5, 157.5) cm
to be worn with 2 - 4 inches/5 - 10 cm positive ease, but please see schematic for approximate finished sizes to choose preferred fit
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st markers, st holders. 8 - 10 buttons sized 15mm
You will get a PDF (5MB) file

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