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Blue Honey


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Worked sideways in one flat piece from right to left sleeve cuff, Blue Honey is a long, open front cardigan with honeycomb stitch at the shoulders and a wide garter band finishing the collar and front edges. With just two sideseams, it's a sweater that is easy to knit and flattering to wear, with long, lean lines and pretty details. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, picking up stitches. GAUGE Gauge: 17 st and 24 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; 17 st and 34 rows in garter st, after blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: 30.75 (33.5, 36, 37.75, 40, 42.5, 45.25, 49.5, 52.25, 55)" bust. This long cardigan is designed to be worn open and thus can fit a wide range of body types; for a good fit, choose a size close to your actual bust measurement.

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (100% superwash merino; 210 yards/100g), shown in Azules; 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins. Sample shown in second size, worn with 1.5" of negative ease.
  • Other Materials: US 8 40" circular needle or size to match gauge. US 6 40" circular needle for picking up stitches. Yarn needle. Stitch markers (4).

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