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I’m Erron, a mother juggling my family of 6, volunteer work, a small family farm, friends and relatives, all while maintaining my sanity and giving my creative self an outlet by knitting.

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Like A Virgin

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Like A Virgin
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • bo-bind off, p-purl k-knit, sl-slip stitch, k2tog-knit two together, ssk-slip, slip, knit, m1-make a stitch, yo-yarnover

Pattern Description:

Like a Virgin is a darling, long hip length, fitted cardigan with an irresistible ruffle, and bracelet length sleeves, an excellent choice for pairing with pearls. Done with simple knit instructions, it's a perfect first sweater. Because it's done in a chunky yarn it knits up quickly, and makes seaming a breeze. Perfect for seamed construction virgins!


13.25sts wide x 20sts length wise in a 4 inch square

This sweater has negative ease so the weave of the knit should be fairly stretchy. Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grand is considered a bulky weight yarn; however, it is perhaps best substituted with a heavy worsted knit to the same gauge, since it's a fairly thin and elastic bulky yarn.

A test swatch is best not skipped for this project, if your yarn makes a dense firm fabric it's best to go up at least one size, or better yet choose a different yarn.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • XS -29 inch bust
  • Sm -33 inch bust
  • Med -37 inch bust
  • Lg -41 inch bust
  • XL -45 inch bust


  • 9 US/5.5 needles or size needed to obtain gauge, 9 or 10- 1" buttons, 4 US/3.5mm needles, Darning needle, Stitch markers (optional), Knitter's safety pins
  • Gedifra Extra Soft Merino Grand in colour 3316 11(11,13,15,16)balls, Dream in Color Starry Sock Yarn less than 1/4 of a hank in Ruby River

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