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Big, bold colorwork stitches is the name of the game with Whitney Hayward’s Watkins cardigan. Worked in four colors of chunky-weight wool Puffin, this sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up in the round, utilizing steeks to divide the front halves of the body. A perfect choice for first-time steek cutters and seasoned colorwork aficionados alike, our pattern comes with illustrated step-by-step instructions on steeking, from reinforcement to cutting, all practiced first on your project swatch—making this a fun and memorable project to knit.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

30¾ (36, 41¼, 46¾, 52, 57¼, 62¾)" [78 (91.5, 105, 118.5, 132, 145.5, 159.5) cm] bust circumference / shown in size 36" [91.5 cm] with 6" [15 cm] positive ease

YARN:

puffin / 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins audouin 157 / 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins sabine 150 / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins clay 113 / 1 skein apricot 137

finch / audouin 157 / 1 skein / Note: Approx 20 yds of finch is used for steeking—if you have some in your stash, use it!

NEEDLES:

16" circular in size US 11 [8 mm] / 32" circular in sizes US 10, 11, and 13 [6, 8, and 9 mm] / set dpns in sizes 10, 11, and 13 [6, 8, and 9 mm]

GAUGE:

12 sts and 20 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch with middle-sized needles, after blocking / 14 sts and 16 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in colorwork with largest needles, after blocking

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Long-tail, long-tail tubular and backward loop cast ons, steeking, stranded colorwork, wrap-and-turn short rows, duplicate stitch (links provided); increasing, decreasing, working in the round.

Read more about this design on the blog

Go to Techniques: Steeking post

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Big, bold colorwork stitches is the name of the game with Whitney Hayward’s Watkins cardigan. Worked in four colors of chunky-weight wool Puffin, this sweater is worked seamlessly from the bottom up in the round, utilizing steeks to divide the front halves of the body. A perfect choice for first-time steek cutters and seasoned colorwork aficionados alike, our pattern comes with illustrated step-by-step instructions on steeking, from reinforcement to cutting, all practiced first on your project swatch—making this a fun and memorable project to knit.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

30¾ (36, 41¼, 46¾, 52, 57¼, 62¾)" [78 (91.5, 105, 118.5, 132, 145.5, 159.5) cm] bust circumference / shown in size 36" [91.5 cm] with 6" [15 cm] positive ease

YARN:

puffin / 7 (8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12) skeins audouin 157 / 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins sabine 150 / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins clay 113 / 1 skein apricot 137

finch / audouin 157 / 1 skein / Note: Approx 20 yds of finch is used for steeking—if you have some in your stash, use it!

NEEDLES:

16" circular in size US 11 [8 mm] / 32" circular in sizes US 10, 11, and 13 [6, 8, and 9 mm] / set dpns in sizes 10, 11, and 13 [6, 8, and 9 mm]

GAUGE:

12 sts and 20 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch with middle-sized needles, after blocking / 14 sts and 16 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in colorwork with largest needles, after blocking

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Long-tail, long-tail tubular and backward loop cast ons, steeking, stranded colorwork, wrap-and-turn short rows, duplicate stitch (links provided); increasing, decreasing, working in the round.

Read more about this design on the blog

Go to Techniques: Steeking post

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