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Aster Cardigan

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Worked in two pieces sideways from cuff to center, this pretty cardigan uses simple lace and twisted ribbing. The sweet lace and texture are perfectly showcased in the soft and lofty Valley Yarns Ashfield, a bamboo wool blend. With increases worked in ribbing on the top of the sleeve and only two pieces, this cardigan has minimal seaming and a relaxed fit.

Skill Level: Intermediate Sizes: S/M (L, XL/2XL) (3XL, 4XL, 5XL). Shown in size S/M.

Finished Measurements: Bust: 44½ (50¼, 56¾) (63½, 67, 73¾)". Fits with 6-8" positive ease.

Yarn Requirements: 12 (13, 14) (16, 17, 18) hanks Valley Yarns Ashfield (67% Fine Merino Wool/33% Bamboo; 50 g/117 yds). Color: Medium Grey.

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 40" circ needles, or size needed to get gauge.

Other Materials: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge(s): 19 sts and 28 ½ rows = 4" in Lace Patt, blocked. 25 sts and 27 rows = 4" in Twisted Rib stitch, blocked.

Notes: Cardigan is worked in two pieces, sideways from cuff to back center seam; for this reason, row gauge is extremely important to ensure the correct bust measurement. It is recommended to knit a generouslysized swatch, wet block and fully dry to measure gauge before starting the project. Increases are worked on both the right side and the wrong side of the work using M1R and M1L. . A circular needle is needed to accommodate the large number of stitches.