Deira Cardigan by Irina Anikeeva

Deira Cardigan

Knitting
September 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1110 - 2030 yards (1015 - 1856 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL), {3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL}: to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50), {52-54, 56-58, 60-62, 64-66)”/70-75 (80-85, 90-95, 100-105, 110-115, 120-125), {130-135, 140-145, 150-155, 160-165} cm.
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Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL), {3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL}: to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50), {52-54, 56-58, 60-62, 64-66)”/70-75 (80-85, 90-95, 100-105, 110-115, 120-125), {130-135, 140-145, 150-155, 160-165} cm.

Finished Measurements
43 (47, 51, 55, 59, 63), {67, 71, 75, 79}”/107.5 (117.5, 127.5, 137.5, 147.5, 157.5), {167.5, 177.5, 187.5, 197.5} cm bust circumference, buttoned.
Intended Ease: +13–15”/32.5–37.5 cm.
Cardigan shown measures 51”/127.5 cm on 38”/95 cm bust with 13”/32.5 cm ease on model.

Yarn
DK weight yarn (approximate amount): 1110 (1210, 1310, 1410, 1510, 1610), {1710, 1810, 1930, 2030} yards/1010 (1100, 1192, 1283, 1374, 1465), {1556, 1647, 1756, 1847) m.

Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 225 yds/205 m in 4 oz/112 gr): 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8), {8, 8, 9, 9} skeins.

Needles
Size US 6/4 mm: 32”/80 cm circular and set of double-pointed needles.
Size US 5/3.75 mm: 32”/80 cm circular and set of double-pointed needles.
Optional: spare circular US 5/3.75 mm needle 32”/80 cm long for Tubular Bind Off.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers, 2 cable needles, stitch holders, waste yarn, tapestry needle, 7 buttons 5/8”/16 mm.

Gauge
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in Reverse Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm in charted pattern, after blocking.
Since the cardigan is worked sideways, the row gauge is very important.

Notes
• The cardigan is worked flat sideways from the center out towards the sides (please see the diagram on page 8). The side seams are worked with 3-needle bind off. Sleeves are worked in the round from the top down. The hem is picked up and knit from the top down.
• A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Difficulty: Intermediate. The stitch pattern is charted and written.