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Plum Ribbed Cardigan

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The Plum Ribbed Cardigan is a new vision of an old classic. Knit a reversible ribbed sweater jacket that clings to your curves. This 3X2 rib can be blocked for drape or take advantage of the elasticity of wool to let it hug you all you’d like. Choose the yarn that suits you and your climate, buttons that allow for versatile wear, and you’ll get a lot of mileage out of a dependable favorite. Worked in pieces from the bottom-up, the added button band allows for creativity: you pick the number of buttons and sizes. This pattern requires knitting, purling, yarn overs, increases, an optional backwards cast-on, some basic sewing skills to add buttons and put the pieces together at the end.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point font and photo captions, for those who need large print.

The Plum Ribbed Cardigan’s finished measurements are 36”(40”,44”,48”)/91(102,112,122)cm, using 1,150(1,350,1,540,1,825) yards/1052(1234,1408,1669)m of worsted or Aran weight yarn.

This sample model is 40”, knit with:
6 skeins of Berroco Remix (100% recycled fibers) 30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10%Silk, 9% Linen; 216 yards/200m per 100 gram skein Merlot (#3985)

The first models were knit with a yarn that is now discontinued:
12(14,16,19) skeins Knit Picks Andean Silk 55%Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool; 96 yds/87m per 50 gram skein Sangria (#23511)

An older version of this pattern was published by Knit Picks in 2006. It has been revised to add metric and additional yarn suggestions.
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