Planting Cardigan by Kristen TenDyke

Planting Cardigan

January 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1050 - 1650 yards (960 - 1509 m)
16.5 (18.25, 20, 21.75, 23.5, 25.25, 26.75)" wide across back
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Layer in style with this cotton cardi—its fronts will add warmth without covering up whatever you wear beneath it. Eyelets and garter stitch add lovely accents to cuffs, waist, and front edges. You’ll enjoy working it from the top down in Kristen’s signature seamless style. Plus you can try it on as you go to adjust sleeve and body length to your liking.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 16.5 (18.25, 20, 21.75, 23.5, 25.25, 26.75)“ wide across back. Cardigan shown measures 18.25”; modeled on a 32” bust.

Yarn Blue Sky Fibers Skinny Cotton: #30 birch, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11) skeins. Yarn distributed by Blue Sky Fibers.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 32” circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn).

Notions Markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 30 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Notes This cardigan is worked back and forth in rows from the top down. The right front shoulder is worked first, then stitches for the back shoulder are picked up along the front shoulder, then the left shoulder is worked similarly. The two pieces are joined across the back and stitches for the sleeve caps are picked up along the edges. The body is worked back and forth in rows. The sleeves are worked in the round from the top down.