Kousa by Julie Turjoman

Kousa

Knitting
June 2023
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on larger needles, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1148 - 2460 yards (1050 - 2249 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
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Hardwick’s alpaca, wool, and silk blend works up into a long and luxurious cardigan that makes a special holiday gift. The dragon skin stitch texture is just one of its subtle but sophisticated details. The raised collar and overlapping front bands make this a classic design to treasure forever. Hardwick’s tonal color combines with thick and thin texture to add dimensionality and interest. Worked in pieces and seamed for structure, Kousa feels sophisticated but is suitable for new and experienced knitters alike. Texture pattern is both charted and written out.

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Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL) Sample is shown in size S.
Finished Measurements: designed to fit with 4–6” positive ease
Bust – 35½ (40, 44½, 48, 52½) (56, 60½, 65)“ with front bands overlapped
Total length – 25½ (26, 26½, 28, 28½) (30, 30½, 31)”
Yarn Requirements: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (13, 14, 15) hanks Valley Yarns Hardwick (50% Alpaca/ 35% Wool/ 15% Silk; 100g/164yds), shown in #01 Natural
Needles:
US 6 (4.00mm) 16” circular
US 7 (4.50mm) 16” and 32–40” circulars and DPNs, or size needed to get gauge
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” on US 7 needles in stockinette stitch, blocked