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boyfriend

from VERSACIKNITS
(6) Name: 'Knitting : boyfriend
boyfriend
boyfriend
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boyfriend

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, inc, dec

Pattern Description:

I love the comfort of men's sweaters, and I confess that I have absconded with several of my husband's over the years. Finally I decided it was time to design my own take on a menswear-styled cardigan. Boyfriend is the result.

Roomy without being oversized, Boyfriend is a basic, practical sweater that can go anywhere, from a trip to town to a stroll on the beach. And while it's nice enough to wear out and about, it's cozy enough to wrap yourself in while reading or knitting at home.

Boyfriend has a traditional fit, with 3-4 inches of positive ease. Knit it without buttons if you like, or make the button band wider for a more casual look. Twin Rib edging and front panels of Lozenge pattern give this sweater tang and texture.

Gauge:

20 stitches and 29 rows in Stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
  • Chest: 32.75 (37, 41.5, 45.75, 50.25, 52.25, 56.75, 61, 65.5)
  • Length: 22.5 (23, 23.25, 23.25, 23.75, 23.5, 23.5, 24, 23.75) inches/ 57 (58, 59, 59, 60, 60, 60, 61, 60)cm

Materials:

  • 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins Madelinetosh's Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in cherry or approx 1085 (1255, 1330, 1475, 1645, 1775, 1910, 2100, 2165) yds/ 990 (1150, 1215, 1350, 1505, 1625, 1745, 1920, 1980)m DK weight yarn
  • U.S. Size 6 (4mm) straight and circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • 7 buttons, if desired
  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

1250 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelintetosh DK

Colorway:

cherry


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About the designer

Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, Lori has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori ...

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