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Wrap yourself in the wonderful feeling of this easy, sideways-knit boxy cardigan, worked in stretchy garter stitch with short row yoke shaping. Elysium is knit in one piece from left front around the body to right front; it requires no seaming and can be worn right off the needles. Three turning points in the short row shaping delineate body, yoke and collar, creating a shapely fit around the upper body. The stretchy garter stitch and open style make it suitable for many shapes and sizes; written in ten sizes, Elysium may be further customized in length or circumference. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques Used: knit, short rows. GAUGE Gauge: 17 st and 34 rows/4" in garter stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Measurements: Bust: 31.5 (33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.25, 48.5, 50.5)". Length: 19.75 (19.75, 19.75, 20.25, 20.25, 20.25. 20.75, 20.75, 21.25, 21.25)". Sleeve length: 8.25 (8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.25, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 8.75)".

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn:Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool, 210 yards); 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in Violetas.
  • Other Materials: US 9 needle, or size to match gauge. Stitch markers (2). Stitch holder or scrap yarn. Yarn needle.

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