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#135 Babe Hello Kitty Zip-Front Cardigan

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Here's a whimsical little jacket to add some zing to your wardrobe! This cardigan is a fairly quick knit, as it's knit from the top down in luscious Malabrigo Worsted yarn on size 11 needles. Sleeves and body are worked in a unique, all-over cable and lace pattern that gives the cardigan lots of lovely texture and visual interest. Garter stitch neckline, front bands, and ribbed sleeve edgings provide nice contrast and finished edges. And then, accent pockets are knit in, with a very special yarn from Namaste Farms called "Charmed - Hello Kitty" in a special color that Natalie, of Namaste Farms, calls "Babe" just for me! Notice the fabulous Hello Kitty charms and fancy ribbon! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY This is for knitters experienced with keeping to a cable stitch pattern while the st count varies. Increases and decreases also used. GAUGE 17 sts = 4" [10cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Cable Lace st patt with MAIN yarn on largest-size needle SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS APPROXIMATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Cardigan Bust: 30 (34, 37 3/4, 41 1/2, 46, 50, 54 1/2)" [76 (86.5, 96, 105.5, 117, 127, 136.5) cm]; Cowl: 25 1/2" [65 cm] around, 10 1/2" [26.5 cm] height. CARDIGAN TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm]. Cowl is ONE size.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g (210 yds/192 m] per hank): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) hanks in Molly #39 (MAIN yarn) for Cardigan and Cowl; and Namaste Farms Charmed-Hello Kitty (Alpaca Blend); 40g (Approx 40 yds/37 m per hank): 1 hank in Babe (ACCENT yarn) for Cardigan and Cowl
  • Size 11 [8 mm] 24" [60 cm] circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cardigan to fit on straight needles AND the cowl is worked in the round) Size 10 1/2 [6.5 mm] 24" [60 cm] or shorter circular needle for Cowl and Pocket Tops Size 10 [6 mm] 24" [60 cm] or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Size 10 [6 mm] set of DPNs OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for working SLEEVE edgings in the Rnd) Stitch markers Row counter Stitch holders Yarn tapestry needle 1 separating zipper: 14" [35.5 cm] long Sewing needle and thread to attach zipper

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