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TEXTURED ZIPPER-FRONT CARDIGAN


by Amy Christoffers

MATERIALS

Approx. 1045 (1155, 1335, 1495, 1660) yards of Aran weight wool yarn OR 2090 (2305, 2670, 2990, 3315) yards of fingering/sport weight wool yarn, held double
8 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% US Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in Barn Owl. Sample is worked with yarn held double.

GAUGE

18 stitches & 25 rows/rounds = 4" in Pattern Stitch (charted) with Gauge Needle
17 stitches & 24 rows/rounds = 4" in Stockinette with Gauge Needle

NEEDLES

One 32" circular needle and set of four or five double-pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge listed above
One 32" circular needle and set of four or five double-pointed needles (DPN) one size smaller than Gauge Needle
Suggested Sizes: US 8 (5 mm) & US 7 (4 mm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

31 (36, 41, 47, 52)" bust circumference, including zipper
Suggested ease: 2-3"
Photographed in size 36" with +2" ease on model

CONSTRUCTION NOTES

Yarn is held double throughout.
Cable stitch motif is charted only.
Body and sleeves are worked from the bottom up. Sleeves are worked in the round to the underarm and cap is worked flat.
Body is worked in one piece, back and forth to the underarm, where Back & Right/Left Fronts are separated and worked
individually to the shoulders.
Zipper closure is sewn in during finishing.

SKILL LEVEL

3 of 5


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