Zen (squared)

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Zen (squared) Pattern

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Knitting: Zen (squared)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Knitting

Type:

Clothing

Fit:

Women, Petite, Plus-sized

Item:

Sweater

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • inc and dec
  • yo, k2tog
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

Zen (squared) is a sequel to Zen (or comfort food for the body). This basic cardigan with slightly oversized front panels and detailed edging is so inviting that you will want to wrap yourself in it while puttering around the house. Yet it is polished enough to wear to work or on errands. It is knit in a hand-dyed merino/silk/cashmere blend, making it soft enough to be enticing and durable enough to have for many years.

CONSTRUCTION
Knit in on piece from the top-down. Stitches are picked up along front edges and neckline and front bands are worked before blocking.

Gauge:

24 sts and 34 rows= 4"/ 10cm in Stockinette st
Take time to check gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) Shown in M with approx 2" positive ease
  • Note:** Zen (squared) can be knit to your desired length.*
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hem (circ, closed): 33 1/2 (37 1/2, 41 1/2, 45 1/2, 49 1/2, 53 1/2, 58 1/2, 61 1/2, 64 1/2)"/ 85 (95.5, 105.5, 115.5, 125.5, 136, 148.5, 156, 164)cm Length (as shown): 31 (31 1/2, 32, 32, 32 1/2, 32 3/4, 33, 33 1/4, 33 1/4)"/ 78.5 (80, 81.5, 81.5, 82.5, 83, 84, 84.5, 84.5)cm

Materials:

  • 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Madelinetosh Pashima 75% merino/15% silk/10% cashmere; 360 yds/ 329m per skein; shown in Truly Madly Deeply or approx 1600 (1800, 2000, 2175, 2350, 2575, 2775, 2875, 3100) yds/ 1475 (1650, 1825, 2000, 2150, 2350, 2525, 2725, 2825)m of sport weight weight yarn.
  • Size 5 US/ 3.25 mm circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) in 16"/ 40cm and 32"/ 80cm or preferred lengths.
  • One button 1"/ 25mm diameter, if desired.

You Will Also Need:

  • Markers or waste yarn in 2 colors (colors A and B).
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Pashima

About Designer

About Designer

Lori Versaci on craftsy.com

Published in knitty and Twist Collective, Lori Versaci is the designer behind VERSACIKNITS. Interested in the use and mixture of texture, shape and finishing details, she has introduced classic garments with a fashion twist since 2009. Lori works from studios in New Jersey and Maine, where she also enjoys yoga, sailing, her four children, three dogs and husband (not necessarily in that order). ...

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