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Birch Cardigan

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  • Lace

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PATTERN DETAILS

A simple but striking top down cardigan with set in sleeves. Understated and elegant, with beautiful lace panels at the front, simple garter stitch edgings and three-quarter length sleeves. The cardigan is worked down from the shoulders in three sections (back, right front and left front) then joined in the round to make armholes. The rest of the body is worked flat down to the hem. Stitches are picked up round the armholes for the sleeves, and picked up from the two fronts and neck for the button band. The cardigan is fastened with three mother-of-pearl buttons. The pattern gives 10 sizes, to fit a 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)" bust. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl Work flat and in the round Cast on and bind off Know basic lace stitches, e.g. k2tog and yo. Crochet a chain GAUGE 19 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stocking stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 32 ( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)" Armpit to hem: 20 (20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, 24, 25, 26)" Shoulder to armpit: 7 (7.5, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11, 11.5)" Shoulder to hem: 27 (28, 29.5, 30.5, 31.5, 32.5, 33.5, 35, 36, 37.5)" Around top of sleeve: 12 (12.5, 14, 15, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 20, 21, 22)" Sleeve length: 16.5 (16.5, 17, 17, 17.5, 17.5, 18, 18, 18.5, 18.5)" SUGGESTED YARN 765 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rowan Wool Cotton

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15) 50g balls. Total meterage: 695 (755, 815, 880, 955, 1030, 1110, 1270, 1415, 1590)m Total yardage: 765 ( 830, 895, 965, 1050, 1135, 1220, 1395, 1550, 1745) yards.
  • Needles: One 4.5mm / US 7 40" circular needle, and either one 4.5mm / US 7 16" circular needle or four 4.5mm / US 7 double pointed needles (dpns).
  • Yarn in contrasting colour, 6 detachable stitch markers, spare 40" circular needles (size 4.5mm / US 7 or smaller), 4.5mm / US 7 (or slightly larger) crochet hook.

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Littletheorem Knits
Littletheorem Knits
Littletheorem is a freelance knitting pattern designer with a passion for simple, beautiful and wearable knits in luxurious yarns. She loves creating simple wardrobe staples with a twist as well as intricate heirloom pieces. Her passion for all things fibre related led her to create her own line of handspun yarns and handcarded batts.