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Troian

from Knit Rhapsody
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Troian
Troian
Troian
Troian
Troian

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in-the-round
  • Cabling
  • Pick up and knit

Pattern Description:

Troian (pronounced troy-an) is a sexy but sophisticated cardigan featuring cables, stockinette, and simple rib details. The cuffed, elbow length sleeves draw the eye up and to the textured front and fun snap and toggle closures placed from the collar to just below the bust.

This cardigan is knit seamlessly from the top down using set-in sleeve construction. The yoke and bodice are knit first to the bottom hem. Stitches are then picked up around the armholes for the sleeves, which are initially shaped by using short rows and then worked seamlessly in the round from the top down.

Gauge:

20 stitches and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, using larger needles

Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • At high bust, button bands overlapping: 27 1/2 (29 1/4, 32, 34, 36, 37 1/4, 40, 41 1/2, 44, 45 1/4, 48 1/2, 50)" / 70 (74, 81, 86, 91, 95, 102, 105, 112, 115, 123, 127) cm
  • Finished Measurements noted represent the circumference of the finished knitted piece at high bust (the circumference of your chest at underarm level) when worn closed and button bands are overlapping. When worn open, cardigan has no ease. This cardigan is intended to be worn with approx 2" (5 cm) negative ease at the bustline. In order to achieve the fit as shown, choose a size with a finished measurement that is approx 2" (5 cm) smaller than your actual bust measurement.

Materials:

  • 946 (1006, 1100, 1169, 1238, 1281, 1376, 1427, 1512, 1556, 1668, 1719) yards / 865 (920, 1006, 1069, 1132, 1171, 1258, 1305, 1383, 1423, 1525, 1572) meters DK weight yarn
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32" (81 cm) or longer
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32" (81 cm) or longer
  • Appropriate needles of the same two sizes for your preferred method of knitting sleeves in the round

You Will Also Need:

  • (8) Stitch markers, color A
  • (2) Stitch markers, color B
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Sewing needle & thread
  • Buttons OR toggle buttons
  • (2) US 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles for making i-cords
  • Size 10 (21 mm) sew-on snaps
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$6.50

Intermediate
Knitting
Clothing
Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
Sweater
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I'm a twenty-something Pacific North westerner living in Olympia, Washington. I first learned to knit in the Fall of 2005 and after much self-teaching and practice, began designing my own patterns in ...

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