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Anchorage Top-Down Cardigan #120

by Sue McCain
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Contains:

  • Knitting pattern with written instructions and schematics
  • US Imperial Measurements
  • Women's sizes XXS to 6X (28.75" to 72.5" bust, buttoned)
  • Suitable for intermediate knitters

Pattern paper format: only US letter

Description

I named this one “Anchorage” after seeing photos of the snow-capped mountains outside that city reflected in the icy waters of its waterfront. The mix of blues and greens in those photos reminded me of the colors in the yarn shown here.

This cardigan is worked from the top down, beginning at the back shoulders. The back is worked to the armholes, then placed on hold while the fronts are picked up from the back shoulders and worked to the armholes. Then the back and fronts are joined and the body is worked to the bottom edge. The sleeves are picked up from the armholes and worked to the cuffs, with short-row shaping to shape the sleeve caps. The front bands are worked at the same time as the body, so the only finishing work is to pick up and knit the collar.

Finished bust measurements: 28.75 (32, 36.25, 40.5) (43.75, 48, 52.25, 56.5) (59.75, 64, 68.25, 72.5)", buttoned

Yarn requirements: 1555 (1675, 1860, 1390) (2240, 2410, 2630, 2805) (2945, 3125, 3320, 3460) yards worsted weight wool

Needles: size 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long, and one set of five double-pointed needles

Notions: stitch markers; waste yarn; 2 removable markers; 6 (6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 7, 7) (7, 7, 7, 7) buttons, 7/8" (22 mm) diameter

Gauge: 19 sts and 28.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st

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Materials you need at home:

  • 1555 (1675, 1860, 1390) (2240, 2410, 2630, 2805) (2945, 3125, 3320, 3460) yards worsted weight wool
  • Size 8 (5 mm) circular needles, 12" and 32" long
  • One set of five double-pointed needles size 8 (5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn
  • 2 removable markers
  • 6 (6, 6, 6) (7, 7, 7, 7) (7, 7, 7, 7) buttons, 7/8" (22 mm) diameter