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Colourpop Cardigan - knitting pattern

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Colourpop Cardigan is a seamless, top-down raglan cardigan with unusual construction: First, the yoke is worked as for a traditional raglan cardigan, but without fronts. When the yoke is completed, stitches for the fronts are picked up along the front sides of the sleeves. The fronts are worked diagonally, and are shaped with increases at the sides and decreases in the centre. This creates interesting diagonal stripes and lifts centre fronts so they are shorter than the sides and back. The fronts have pockets and the lower body widens slightly for a flattering fit and comfort.

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished bust: 85 (95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145) cm/33.5 (37.5, 41.25, 45.25, 49.25, 53, 57) in.
Shown in size S, model’s height: 160 cm/5′3″. To be worn with 5-10 cm/2-4 in of positive ease.
Note: If your bust circumference is larger than your hip circumference, choose a size with less ease at bust.

Gauge (after blocking)
Stockinette stitch: 20 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm/4 in, with larger needle.
1x1 rib: 20 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm/4 in, with smaller needle.

Worsted weight yarn, 192-200 metres/210-220 yds per 100g skein. The sample was made in Malabrigo Worsted (100% merino wool, 192 metres/210 yds per 100g), using the following colourways: C1 - Lettuce, C2 − Apple, C3 − Pollen, C4 − Praline, C5 − Rich Chocolate, C6 − Ravelry Red, C7 − Coco.

Numbers of 192-200-metre/210-220-yard skeins in each colourway needed for sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X):
C1: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins
C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6: 1 skein
C7: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins

Needles and notions
4.5 mm US 7 and 4 mm US 6 circular needles, at least 100 cm/40 in long,
4.5 mm US 7 and 4 mm US 6 needles in preferred style for knitting small circumferences in the round,
spare 4.5 mm US 7 circular needle or DPNs,
8 markers in colour A, 2 markers in colour B, 4 markers in colour C, 2 markers in colour D, 7 or 8 removable markers
scrap yarn,
6 or 7 medium size buttons, 18-20 mm in diameter,
yarn needle and sewing needle.

Skills needed
Long tail, backward loop and purled on cast-ons, stockinette stitch, increases, decreases, working in the round, picking up stitches.
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