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One Button Cardigan

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A single button secures this cutaway cardigan made in the softest cashmere. The body, worked in a zigzag eyelet pattern, is shaped like an elongated bolero. When the shoulder and side seams have been completed, the wide, eyelet-ribbed border is picked up and worked along the lower front and back edges. The deep, curved foldover collar is shaped with short rows and the picot bind-off edge is worked in a combination of knit and crochet.
Finished Size: 36 (40 1/2, 44, 49)" (91.5 [103, 112, 124.5] cm) bust/chest circumference, buttoned. Sweater shown measures 40 1/2" (103 cm).
Yarn: Plymouth Royal Cashmere (100% cashmere; 154 yd [141 m]/50 g): #814N pistachio, 8 (9, 10, 11) skeins.
Yarn weight: yarn weight
Gauge: 19 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in zigzag patt from chart on larger needles.
Needles: Body and sleeves-Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight. Edging-Size 5 (3.75 mm): 40" (100-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; one 1 1/4" (3.2-cm) button.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP1043

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject