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Autumn Asters Cardigan

Thick-and-thin yarn adds an organic, unpredictable lushness to embroidery and colorwork.

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A cropped silhouette packs big design: A wild riot of embroidery and stranded colorwork colors. Using colors within one rosy family keeps the effect rich and ornate but surprisingly wearable.
Finished Size: 35 (40 1/2, 46, 51)" bust circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 40 1/2", modeled with plenty of ease.
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool (100% wool; 135 yd [123 m]/100 g): #61 rhubarb (MC; medium purple), 4 (5, 6, 7) skeins; #O rose (A; medium pink), #69 hibiscus (B; red-orange), #49 henna (C; terra-cotta), #68 citric (D; lime), #32 gasoline (E; grayed lavender), #M Bing cherry (F; dark red), #48 cherry (G; medium red), #S magenta (H; dark purple), #01 Hollywood pink (I; light pink), and #17 cheek (J; pale peach), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4" in color-work patts from charts on larger needles; 14 1/2 sts and 19 rows = 4" in solid-color St-st on larger needles.
Needles: Body and sleeves-size 9 (5.5 mm). Edging-size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle; four 7/8" dyed mother-of-pearl buttons.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2008

SKU: EP1591

Author/Speaker/Editor: Michele Rose Orne

Format: eProject