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Anchorage Top-Down Cardigan #B120

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This cardigan is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the fronts are picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and fronts are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches, German Short-Rows (explained in the pattern)

Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)

Finished Measurements: 28.75 (32, 36.25, 40.5) (43.75, 48, 52.25, 56.5) (59.75, 64, 68.25, 72.5)" bust, buttoned.

Materials: Worsted weight wool: 1555 (1675, 1860, 1390) (2240, 2410, 2630, 2805) (2945, 3125, 3320, 3460) yards. NOTE: If you plan to increase the length of the BODY or SLEEVES, be sure to purchase extra yarn.

Model knit in Mountain Colors River Twist (100% merino wool; 100 grams / 240 yards): Mineral Springs.

Needles and Notions: Size 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long, and one set of five double-pointed needles, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; stitch markers; waste yarn; 2 removable markers; 6 (6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 7, 7) (7, 7, 7, 7) buttons, 7/8" (22 mm) diameter.

Gauge: In Stockinette stitch, 19 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4"/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.

If you are unfamiliar with working a set-in-sleeve sweater from the top-down, my 2-part tutorial gives you everything you'll need to know to do it successfully.
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