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seeds and chains

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : seeds and chains
seeds and chains
seeds and chains
seeds and chains

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • inc and dec
  • yo, k2tog, ssk

Pattern Description:

Inspired by a menswear cardigan with a flat yoke and textured body, seeds and chains contrasts a simple seed stitch and a fancy openwork lace ribbing for a sophisticated yet puckish look. And, the Italian chain has just enough challenge to make knitting it interesting.

Body is worked all-in-one piece from the bottom-up. Sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up. After shoulders are bound off, front bands are continued, then sewn to back neck.

Gauge:

22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in Italian Chain. Take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES 3 - 6 (12, 18, 24) months
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (fabric has plenty of stretch) Chest (buttoned): 19 (20 1/4, 21 1/4, 22 1/4)"/ 48.5 (51.5, 54, 56.5)cm Length: 11 1/4 (12, 13, 13 1/2) inches/ 28.5 (30.5, 34.25)cm Sleeve length to underarm: 6 3/4 (7 1/4, 7 3/4, 8 1/4) inches/ 17 (18.5, 19.5, 21)cm

Materials:

  • 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins Madelinetosh's Tosh DK 100% superwash merino wool; 225 yds/ 100 gm skein; shown in William Morris or approx 325 (375, 425, 500) yds/ 300 (350, 400, 450)m DK weight yarn
  • 5 buttons -- 3/8"/ 12mm diameter

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 6 US/ 4mm needles, or size to obtain gauge

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK


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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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