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Blithe & Lightsome

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With simple playful shapes and bright colours, you are sure to be Blithe & Lightsome in this cardigan!

This is a pattern for a top down circular yoke cardigan with a scoop neck (instruction notes are included if you would like a closer fitted neckline). Stitches are cast on for the rib neckline, then short rows are worked for neck shaping. The yoke chart is worked in chosen size and then sleeve sts are separated from body sts. Underarm sts are cast on/picked up and each element is worked separately to the edge rib, before bind off.

Since it is top down, sizes may be easily adjusted for best fit. If you need more room over the body or upper arms, simply cast on/pick up additional sts after the yoke is worked. Conversely, you have smaller arms and need fewer sts, do not work the last increase over the yoke chart.

yarn:
2 Ply Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith
Fingering; 100% Shetland
125 yds (115 m)/ 25 grams
approx. yarn amounts:
MC (FC11) - 8 (8, 9, 10) 11, 12, 14 (16, 18, 20) balls
CC1 (FC41) - 2 (2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2 (3, 3, 3) balls
CC2 (1280) - 2 (2, 2, 2) 2, 2, 2 (3, 3, 3) balls
CC3 (72) - 2 balls
needles:
2.5mm, 2.75mm, and 3.25mm
gauge:
26 sts x 30 rnds = 4in/10cm over stranded stockinette on 3.25mm needles
26 sts x 34 rnds = 4in/10cm over stockinette in one-colour on 2.75mm needles
Some knitters work stranded and one-coloured at different gauges. Change needle sizes as needed to keep gauge throughout.
approximate finished sizes (buttoned):
1 (2, 3, 4) 5, 6, 7 (8, 9, 10)
chest circ - 30.75 (32.75, 34.75, 40.25) 44, 47.5, 51.25 (53.75, 56.75, 60) in/78 (83.5, 88, 102.5) 112, 121, 127.5 (136.5, 144, 152) cm
neck circ (buttoned) - with CO A: 20 (20, 20, 20.75) 20.75, 20.75, 21.75 (23.5, 23.5, 24.75) in/51 (51, 51, 52.5) 52.5, 52.5, 55 (60, 60, 63) cm (this may change your MC yarn amounts slightly)
with CO B: 25 (26, 26, 26.75) 26.75, 26.75, 27.75 (28, 28, 28) in/63.5 (66, 66, 68) 68, 68, 70.5 (71, 71, 71) cm
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st markers, st holders/waste yarn
buttons: 8 - 11 buttons; 18mm
Sample - corozo w/laser flower from Textile Garden
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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