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Mary Swanson Cardi-Vest


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  • Stranded

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Worked in 1 piece from the bottom up featuring crossover ribbing and a Fair Isle design on front. Ribbing at armholes and front is picked up once sweater and hood are knit. Design features 2 collar options: a hood and a shawl collar. Hooded option shown in 37″ chest and shawl collar option shown in 40.5″ chest. Included are instructions to knit a shorter waist length sweater or a longer, hip hitting sweater. Both lengths shown in photo. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY stranded colorwork basic increasing & decreasing three needle bind-off picking up stitches GAUGE 14 sts and 16 rows per 4 inches in stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Chest: 37(40.5, 43.75, 47.25, 50.75) inches To fit: 34(37, 41, 44, 48) inches

Supplies Needed

  • 600(675, 750, 825, 900) yards MC (add'l 40 yards for hip length sweater) and approx. 20 yards each CC1 and CC2 bulky weight yarn
  • Size 9 (5.5 mm) needles and set of 5 DPNs or 16" circulars, stitch markers
  • Notions: Five 1-inch buttons

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Kate Oates is the designer for Tot Toppers & When I Grow Up. She enjoys designing hats and garments for babies and children in particular, these projects often reflect a whimsical spirit. Kate's When I Grow Up line is for those of us who are not tots, featuring a modern classic style. Kate also strives to add specifically to the growing body of knits for boys as she has three of her own! You can find her patterns at your local yarn store or online. She also does freelance work for a variety of publications. In her non-knitting life, Kate has just finished up a PhD in Political Science from the University of Florida. She lives with her family in South Carolina, which includes husband Ryan, Jesse, Charlie & Oliver (3 very handsome Tot Topper's models) and beloved dogs Cooper and Lou. You might also see the Oates' clan at a Clemson football game. Go Tigers!