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Carabe is a seamless striped cardigan knit from the top down. The design uses contiguous method of shaping set-in sleeves developed by Suzie M. It is is worked in Stockinette stitch mostly with several Carabe Stripes located on the yoke and next to bottom hem and cuffs. After completing the whole body you will make ribbed front bands and a shawl collar. The shawl collar will be shaped using short rows. At the end the whole band is finished with I-cord bind-off. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY short rows knitting in the round decreasing stitches increasing stitches contiguous method GAUGE Gauge 18 sts and 25 rows in 10 cm / 4 in St st worked flat with larger needles (AFTER WASHING). Take time to save time, check your gauge. If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes: 28/30 (32/34, 36/38) 40/42, 44/46, 48/50; The cardigan should be worn with no or little amount of positive ease. PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Rios

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn Malabrigo Rios (100% merino; 100g / 210 yards). Sample was made in colors lettuce (MC) and azul profundo (CC). Approx yardage: MC/CC 4/1 (4/1, 4/1) 5/2, 6/2, 7/2 skeins. size M: if you are tall and generally lengthen your garments, I recommend buying 1 more skein of MC yarn.
  • Needles 3.75 mm / US #5 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #5 dpns. 4.5 mm / US #7 circular needle (60 cm / 24 long) and #7 dpns.
  • Other 6 (6, 7)7, 8, 8 buttons (about 2.5 cm / 1 in diameter), interlocking stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving, stitch holders / scrap yarn.

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Lete's Knits
Lete's Knits
I'm a mother, former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. I learned my first stitches from my mom when I was a teenager, but I gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having my first baby brought back my passion with great impact and this time I also started designing knitwear for children and sometimes for adults. I live with my husband and two kids in Poland. My patterns can also be found on Ravelry on the Lete's Knits designer page or on my website