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A sweet, cropped cardigan is quick to knit and great for layering!
This one is knit from the top-down in one piece. The flattering wrap front design and deep v-neckline make it a sleek and sophisticated cardigan.
A little bit of lace and button detailing on the sleeves keeps it interesting. Knit flower accent at the waistband adds a fun and flirty touch.
AND, it only uses 3 hanks (for the 2 smallest sizes) of a fabulous yarn called Guanaco from Aslan Trends - a rich blend of alpaca and merino wool
See comments from the original Blog Post on this cardigan. Special thanks to Shelley's Yarns & Fiber Shoppe at http://www.eweyarns.com for contributing the fabulous Aslan Trends yarn featured in this sample. More about Shelley's Yarn & Fiber Shoppe.
For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.
Fave/Queue tbis pattern on Ravelry.
Finished Knit Measurements: 32 (36 ½, 40, 44 ½, 48, 52 ½, 56)" [81.5 (92.5, 101.5, 113, 122, 133.5, 142) cm] based on 2 times the BACK width at the bustline. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm].
Yarn Used: Aslan Trends Guanaco (60% Alpaca, 40% Merino Wool; 3.5 oz/100 g [145 yds/133 m] per ball): 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) hanks in Azul Indigo #0213.
Pattern Gauge: 14 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 20 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needle;
15 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 30 row = 4" [10 cm] in Garter st on smaller needle.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3-4 stitches per inch on size 6-7 mm/ 10–10¾ US needles..
Total Yardage Required: 415 (435, 500, 555, 610, 675, 725) yds [380 (398, 457, 507, 558, 617, 663) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ¾ [7 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cardigan to fit on straight needles); Size 10 [6 mm] 24" or longer circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 10 [6 mm] 16" circular knitting needle OR set of DPNs OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for SLEEVE edgings, which are worked in rows, but are awkward to work with the longer circular needle).
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