Kersen

pattern price: $6.50



An unexpectedly sunny winter day, a muddy walk in the woods with the dog, then back inside to warm up with a red wine by the fire. Am I knitting or wearing a Kersen cardigan? Perhaps both! Kersen is a top-down cardigan featuring an easy-to-work lace pattern in panels down the front and back, as well a pretty cable section. A seed stitch shawl collar rounds out this cozy cardi, which knits up quickly in a DK weight.

SIZE: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size S).

MEASUREMENTS:
Bust: 33.75 (36, 38, 42.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) inches or 86 (91.5, 96.5, 108, 116, 125.5, 136) cm. Choose a bust size that is 1-2 inches or 2.5-5cm larger than your bust measurement.
Length: 20.25 (20.75, 21.25, 22.25, 23.25, 23.25, 24.25) inches or 51.5 (52.5, 54, 56.5, 59, 59, 61.5) cm.

GAUGE: 21 sts/26 rows = 4 x 4 inches (or 10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
DK weight yarn, approximate yardage: 790 (860, 960, 1180, 1330, 1610, 1940) yds or 725 (790, 880, 1080, 1220, 1475, 1775) m.
29-inch (or larger) US #6/4mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles or same size as circular needle used , 8 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, 2 buttons with a diameter of approximately xx inches or xx cm, cable needle, darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE CARDIGAN PICTURED: Wollmeise DK [100% merino wool; 468yd/428m per 200g skein]; color: Ruby Thursday; 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5) skeins.

TECHNIQUES: simple lace knitting, cable knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing, buttonholes, picking up stitches.

PATTERN NOTES: The cardigan is knit from the top down, working back and forth on a circular needle with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in the round on a set of double pointed needles.


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