Aloe Vera by Carol Sunday

Aloe Vera

September 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 2150 yards (1143 - 1966 m)
32.5 (34.5, 37, 40.5, 44.5, 48.5, 53)"
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Stalks of blooming aloe vera plants are what I see in the stitch pattern on the front of this sweater. On the sleeves, a similar but narrower pattern. And to add to the swoon factor - pretty eyelet ribbing!

Style-wise, this cardigan is a classic. It’s knit flat from the bottom in one piece, then separated at underarms, and the ribbed buttonband is worked as part of the sweater body. Slip-stitch crochet forms the after-thought buttonholes and stabilizes the front edge. Neckline band is attached I-cord. Sleeves are worked separately and are set in. Cable decreases (love those!) shape the sleeve caps and “full-fashioned” shoulders.

Subtle shaping whittles the back waist a bit. And while the length shown is cropped, the sweater couild be made any length desired.

Sizes listed are of finished sweater, buttoned. Recommended ease: -2 to +2”. Shown in size 32.5 worn with -1.5” ease on a 34” dress form and with -1” ease on model.

Yarn: 5 (6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Sunday Knits Heaven (100% cashmere sport weight - 225 yd / 200 m per 50g skein)

Substitute any sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge: 1250 (1340, 1460, 1600, 1780, 1960, 2150) yds.

Needles & Notions: US size 4 (3.5 mm) needles, size 2 (2.75 mm) needles for ribbing, size D (3.25 mm) crochet hook, markers, tapestry needle, eight 5/8” (15 mm) buttons.

Techniques used: Tubular cast on (recommended), reading charts, lace knitting (pattern worked on both RS and WS of fabric), cable decreases, short rows, crochet slip stitch.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematics, glossary,
Aloe Vera stitch patterns are in charted format only.