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from Caterpillar Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lydia

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • slipping stitches
  • cables
  • increases: m1r and m1l
  • cable cast-on method mid row
  • three needle bind off

Pattern Description:

Lydia is knit in one piece, without seams. The body is worked in the round from the lower edge to the armholes. Stitches for the back and one front are held. Stitches for the front sleeve are cast on and the front is worked to the shoulder. For one back sleeve, stitches are picked up along the front sleeve cast on, and stitches are cast on for the second sleeve, then the back is worked to the shoulders. The final front picks up stitches along the back sleeve cast on and is worked to the shoulder. The shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off, then the trim is picked up and worked in the round for a few inches.


34 sts and 48 rows = 4" in Woven Slipped Stitch with larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 291/2 (33, 361/2, 40, 44, 471/2, 51, 541/2)" bust circumference
  • (75 [84, 92.5, 101.5, 112, 120.5, 129.5, 138.5] cm) bust circumference
  • Cardigan shown meas 33" (92.5 cm)


  • 5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10) hanks of Quince & Co. Sparrow yarn in #200 Sans color
  • or 840 (950, 1070, 1170, 1290, 1420, 1540, 1660) yards in a comparable earth friendly yarn
  • Size US 1 (2.25 mm): 16" and 32" circular needles
  • Size US 2 (2.75 mm): 32" circular needle and spare needle for three-needle bind off

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Quince & Co. Sparrow


#200 Sans