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from Caterpillar Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Purna
Purna Cuff
Purna Back
Purna Front
Purna Front
Purna Laughing

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
  • short rows
  • three needle bind off
  • increases: RLI and LLI
  • decreases: ssk and k2tog

Pattern Description:

The body of this everyday cardi is knit in one piece, from the bottom up. At the armholes the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders where they are joined with a three needle bind off. The sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole edge, short rows are worked to shape the sleeve cap, then the sleeve is worked in the round to the cuff.

No seaming is required to make this piece.


16 sts and 23 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51)"
  • 84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5, 122, 129.5) cm


  • Plymouth's Homestead yarn; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) hanks in color 101 Light Grey Heather
  • or approx 900 (970, 1050, 1130, 1230, 1300, 1390) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn
  • 32" circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • double pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holders
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

1390 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Homestead


101 Light Grey Heather

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