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Elevenses by Frogginette. This cardigan is the epitome of coziness, with its beautiful shawl collar, textured pockets and faux elbow patches. I can easily picture a hobbit wearing it and enjoying a late-morning snack while writing a book of adventures or invitations to a birthday party! This cardigan is worked seamlessly from the top down and features knitted-in pockets. The sleeves are separated from the body at underarm level, then worked in the round. They feature textured “faux” elbow patches. Stitches are picked up along the fronts and the neckline to work the shawl collar and button bands in once piece. The shawl collar portion is shaped using German short rows (link to video tutorial in the pattern). The pocket linings require some seaming.
Gauge: 19 sts x 28 rows = 4 inches or 10cm in stockinette stitch using larger needles, after blocking
Finished Measurements: Garment chest at underarms: 18.5 (20.25, 21.25, 22.5 // 24.75, 26.75, 28.5, 29.75, 32) inches or 47 (51.5, 54, 57 // 63, 68, 72.5, 75.5, 81.5) cm
Materials Used: Approximately 275 (300, 350, 400 // 500, 600, 700, 800, 900) yds or 251 (274, 320, 366 // 457, 549, 640, 732, 823) meters of worsted weight yarn
Size A: US 8 or 5 mm diameter circular needle (or size needed to match stockinette stitch gauge) at least 24 inches or 60 cm in length; 1 set of matching dpns for sleeves
Size B: US 7 or 4.5 mm diameter circular needle (or one size smaller in diameter than Size A) at least 24inches or 60 cm in length for hem and button band/collar; 1 set of matching dpns for sleeve cuffs
Size C: US 6 or 4 mm diameter circular needle (or two sizes smaller in diameter than Size A) at least 24 inches or 60 cm in length for back neck portion of shawl collar
Pattern Includes: 9 sizes available; Also includes: detailed written instructions
Skill Level: Intermediate. Skills required: Casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, picking up stitches, working short rows (explanations/link to video tutorial provided), binding off
Other Details: Sizes available: 3mo (6mo, 12mo, 18mo // 2yo, 4yo, 6yo, 8yo, 10yo); To fit chest: 16 (17, 18, 19 // 21, 23, 25, 26.5, 28) inches or 40.5 (43, 45.5, 48.5 // 53.5, 58.5, 63.5, 67.5, 71) cm
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