Desert Willow by Julie Turjoman

Desert Willow

Knitting
June 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Double Moss St on larger needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
763 - 2725 yards (698 - 2492 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
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Valley Yarns Desert Willow is a versatile pattern that can help you create your ideal cabled cardigan from timeless to trendy. This cardigan has a variety of options that allow you to mix and match them to create the exact sweater that you can’t wait to wear. Options include cropped or hip lengths and traditional tapered sleeves or statement sleeves gathered at the wrist. Whichever choices you make, you will have a finished cardigan that is cozy, warm, and rich with cables and texture. Desert Willow is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up with a three-needle bind-off joining the shoulders and seams at the sides. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armhole and worked in the round to the cuff and a ribbed buttonband gives a perfect finishing touch. Cable patterns are both charted and written out.

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Skill Level: Experienced
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Samples shown in sizes S (hip length) and XL (cropped)
Finished Measurements: designed to fit with 4–6” positive ease
Bust – 32¾ (37¾, 42¾, 46¾, 50½) (55, 58¼, 61¾, 65½)“
Cropped length to underarm – 10 (10½ 11, 11½, 11½) (12, 12, 12½, 12½)”
Hip length to underarm – 17 (17, 17, 18, 18) (18, 19, 19, 19)“
Yarn Requirements: Valley Yarns Amherst (100% Merino Wool; 50g/109yds)
Cropped – 7 (9, 11, 12, 13) (15, 17, 18, 20) balls, shown in Light Grey
Hip Length – 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) (19, 22, 23, 25) balls, shown in Plum
Needles:
US 6 (4.00mm) 32–40” circular for both versions and DPNs for Hip Length
US 8 (5.00mm) 16” and 32–40” circulars and DPNs, or size needed to get gauge
Gauge:
18 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Double Moss stitch with US 8 (5.00mm) needles, blocked
28 sts of Center Cable = 5¼” wide
8 sts of Side Cable = 1¼“ wide