Unity

Knitting
September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 2100 yards (1052 - 1920 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) Finished bust circumference: 120 (128.5, 137.25, 145.5, 153.75, 162.75, 171, 180) cm / 47.25 (50.5, 54, 57.25, 60.5, 64, 67.25, 71)” recommended to be worn with approx. 44 cm / 17” positive ease at the bust.
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Unity is a wonderfully cozy open-front cardigan that invites you to snuggle up in it during the colder seasons. It’s knit from the top down, starting with the shawl collar, which is knit at the same time as the body - no picking up of stitches here later! Raglan increases gently shape the yoke before you separate the sleeves and the body. Sleeves are picked up after finishing the body and knit to a 3/4 length. Pockets are set in while you knit the body, so that you only pick them up at the end to work the pocket linings. The shawl collar, cuffs, hem and pockets all feature an easy-to-memorize zig-zag stitch which pops beautifully against the stockinette fabric of the body.

Sizes

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
#sizeinclusive

Finished bust circumference: 120 (128.5, 137.25, 145.5, 153.75, 162.75, 171, 180) cm / 47.25 (50.5, 54, 57.25, 60.5, 64, 67.25, 71)” recommended to be worn with approx. 44 cm / 17” positive ease at the bust.

Yarn

Erika Knight British Blue 100 (100% pure British Bluefaced Leicester wool; 220 metres / 240 yards per 100 g)

1052 (1143, 1325, 1404, 1509, 1646, 1797, 1920) metres / 1150 (1250, 1450, 1535, 1650, 1800, 1965, 2100) yards

Sample shown is knit in colourway Clarissa. Lena wears a size 7 with 48 cm / 19” of positive ease.

Needles

4 mm / US 6 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles or circular needle with cable length of 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

Gauge

22 sts x 33 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

30 sts x 29 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit flat, in Zig- Zag stitch, after blocking)

Notions

• Blocking tools (blocking mats, t-pins, blocking wires)
• Crochet hook
• Darning needle
• Scrap yarn
• Stitch holder (2 or 4)
• Stitch markers x 10
• Tape measure

Contributors

• Photography, Hair & Make-up: Melinda Dela Costa
• Model: Lena Zinser
• Tech Editing: Marina Skua & Jessica Schwab
• Graphic Design: Camille Romano


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