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Indonesian Diamonds

Jewel-patterned cardigan

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Starting with a palette from Indonesia and inspiration from Paula Jenne's sweater (Fall 2002 Knits, page 8), Leigh let her imagination and inventiveness guide her central idea-an elegant cardigan with the look and feel of a treasure-chest tapestry. She experimented with the scale of the diamonds and the sequence of colors in the slip-stitch rows until she felt she'd found the perfect combinations. To add more rich color to her fabric without complicating the knitting process, she used duplicate-stitch embroidery to embellish the diamond motifs. She even custom-crafted the buttons with two kinds of beads slipped onto an earring post.
Finished Size: 33 3/4 (38 3/4, 43 3/4, 47 3/4, 52 3/4)" (85.5 [98.5, 110, 121.5, 134] cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned (including width of front band). Sweater shown measures 43 1/4" (110 cm).
Yarn: Gems Merino Sport Weight (100% superwash merino; 200 yd [183 m]/100 g): tobacco (MC, medium golden brown), 5 (6, 6, 7, 8) skeins; eggplant (dark purple) and teal, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins each; grape (medium purple), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skein(s); mustard (gold), crabapple blossom (pink), sage (light blue-green), fern green, and willow (light yellow-green), 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Louet Sales.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 24 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.
Needles: Body and sleeves-Size 6 (4 mm). Edging and collar-Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle; five 3/8" (1-cm) buttons with shanks.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2003

SKU: EP1459

Author/Speaker/Editor: Leigh Radford

Format: eProject