Mentha Cardigan

Feb 24, 2014
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Explore three different textures and stitches with this short-sleeve cardigan, worked top down in one piece. Gradually add stitches to the front of the garment to shape the deep neckline.  Slim buttonbands are worked at the upper bodice to allow for closure.

DESIGNER Dora Ohrenstein

FINISHED SIZE 32¼ (34½, 36½, 40¼, 44)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 32¼" with 1¼" ease, buttoned.

YARN Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% alpaca, 50% silk; 146 yd [133 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #103 plume, 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) balls.

HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St markers (m); safety pin as stitch holder; four ¾" shanked buttons; yarn needle.

GAUGE 8 sts and 18 rows = 4" in V-st patt; 4.25 Mini Ripples and 9.5 rows = 4"; 4 CRdtr and 2 rows = 3½" wide and 1¼" tall.

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