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King's Road Cardigan


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  • Short Rows

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Attention to detail in both design and finishing create a sophisticated ease and make this a perfect fingering weight cardigan. Doubled hems of contrasting handpaint or color add weight and style, complimented by a wide back stripe. Learn a new way of working front bands and buttonholes that fit this piece perfectly. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting flat short rows buttonholes picking up stitches 3-ndl BO GAUGE 6.125 sts/in and 8 rows/in = 24.5 sts/4" and 32 rows/4" in St st on size 4(3.5mm) ndls 6.625 sts/in and 10 rows/in = 26.5 sts/4" and 40 rows/4" in St st on size 2(2.75mm) ndls SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished chest (without bands) 33 (36) (39.5) (43.5) (47.5)" Finished back length 19.25 (20.25) (21.25) (22.25) (23.25)" XS (S) (M) (L) (XL) PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Kiwi from Zealana, 40% NZ merino, 30% organic cotton, 30% NZ possum, 40g/246 yds (225m); Main Color MC 4 (4) (5) (5) (6) skeins; Handpaint Color HC 1 (1) (1) (1) (2) skeins [this is used for sleeve hems and back stripe]; Contrast Color C1 1 (1) (1) (1) (2) skeins [this is used for front and back hems] COLORWAY MC Aurora Pink; C1 Wild Lime; HC King's Road

Supplies Needed

  • Size 4(3.5mm) ndls OR size to obtain gauge
  • Size 2(2.75mm) ndls
  • Kiwi from Zealana, 40% NZ merino, 30% organic cotton, 30% NZ possum, 40g/246 yds (225m)

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Jill Wolcott Knits
Jill Wolcott Knits
I am a fashion designer who designs hand knits. I love hand knits because we create both the fabric and the shape. My designs reflect my intense interest in fashion, with a keen eye to design and technique. Jill Wolcott Knits® patterns are very complete--I strive to create a complete and clear guide to a completed project and leave little room for interpretation. When a pattern challenges you to conquer a new technique, the directions and support are there to give you a great result (I've given it lots of thought and coached many knitters to new skill heights). Your reward will be the skill that you take forward in your knitting. My love is knitting, not sewing, so I design so that as much as possible is done on the knitting needles with sewing only as absolutely necessary. This isn't necessarily a shortcut, but I think it works really well for those who don't love the finishing process. I have an extensive online techniques library to help you master techniques I use, and anything specific to a pattern is included.