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Flaum Cardigan - a knitting pattern

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Knit it in a lovely bright color to lighten up your spring wardrobe. A cropped length cardigan knit top-down. The shape compliments diverse body shapes. The construction is very unique, with two different ribbing patterns and with pockets for added features. Interesting to knit, cute to wear!

Published in amirisu Fall 2015

Yarn
Worsted weight yarn
Approximately 910 (960, 1085, 1190, 1395, 1525) yards, 840 (890, 1005, 1100, 1295, 1415) m.
8 (8, 9, 10, 12, 13) skeins of Quince & Co. Owl (50% American Wool, 50% New Zealand Alpaca; 120 yards / 110 m, 50g).
Sample is shown in 303 Elf.

Needles
A US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” / 60 cm (or longer) circular needle A set of US 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles
US 8 (5.0 mm) Double Pointed Needles
A set of US 6 (4.0 mm) Double Pointed Needles

Gauge
19 stitches & 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in 1x1Rib with US7(4.5 mm) needle (after blocking)

Sizes
Finished measurements (back width at underarm x 2): XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) = 32 (34, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 80 (86, 91, 100, 110, 120) cm

Tools
Stitch markers (4), interlocking stitch marker (1), tapestry needle, stitch holders or waste yarn

Note
Cardigan is worked flat from the top down and is almost completely seamless. The ribbed collar is worked first, then the yoke, then the body and the front bands are worked together. The collar, sleeves and front bands are worked in 1X1 Rib, and the remainder of the body is worked in Fisherman’s Rib. Because the two pattern stitches differ in gauge, short rows are worked throughout the whole body, so it aligns properly with the front bands. Small pockets are joined to the body as you work. The 3/4 length sleeves are worked last in the round.

Skill Level
3/5
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