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#77 Vine Lace Top-Down Cardigan

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This is the cozy cardigan that you will reach for anytime there is a chill in the air. It's knit on large needles and from the top down for quick results and minimal seaming. Simple vine lace panels create a pretty accent in the front, along with the uniquely gathered patch pockets. A boldly defined ribbed waist, nicely shaped generous collar, and slightly wide, easy sleeves makes sure that this bulky knit is most flattering to wear, Lots of buttons down the front allow you to keep warm or let the jacket hang loose. And with the top-down design, you can adjust the length of the body and sleeves as you see fit! This sample has slightly shorter bracelet-length sleeves. Just add a few rows for regular length sleeves. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should know how to do increases and decreases, sew patch pockets, make stitches, and the single strand cast on. GAUGE 8 sts = 3" [7.5cm] and approx. 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS FINISHED KNITTED CHEST MEASUREMENTS: 40 (44 1/2, 48, 51, 55)" [101.5 (113, 122, 129.5, 140) cm] TO FIT SIZES: Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large) or Bust Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 42-44, 46-48)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 106.5-112, 117-122) cm]

Recommended with this pattern

  • Brown Sheep Company Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool/15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 8 (8, 8, 8, 9) skeins in Deep Charcoal #M-06
  • 1-24 to 32" long (or longer) circular needle in Size 11 [8mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many stitches to comfortably knit on straight needles) 1-16" long circular needle or set of double pointed needles in Size 11 [8mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (if you wish to work the sleeves in the round) 6 stitch markers 2 cable needles or short double-pointed needles in size 11 [8mm] or smaller Yarn tapestry needle Seven 1" [25mm] or 1-1/8" [28mm] diameter buttons

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