Carousel

Introducing Carousel – a lightly shaped cardigan with a wide and dipping neckline.  This is a top down knit worked in fingering weight yarn.  Its overall texture – Mock English Rib – is a simple knit/purl repeat, that is bordered by 1x1 ribbing at its hems and edges.  Slim sleeves are worked top down too, in the round, and set in.  I chose to use 2 different yarns for reasons of my color selection only.  Their gauges are identical, so mix or not, as you wish!  Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31¼, 35, 38¾, 42½, 47½, 51¼, 55" / 79.4, 88.9, 98.4, 108, 120.7, 130.2, 139.7 cm
Waist: 27½, 31¼, 35, 38¾, 43¾, 47½, 51¼" / 69.9, 79.4, 88.9, 98.4, 111.1, 120.7, 130.2 cm
Hip: 31¼, 35, 38¾, 42½, 47½, 51¼, 55" / 79.4, 88.9, 98.4, 108, 120.7, 130.2, 139.7 cm
Length: 23¼, 23¾, 24, 24¼, 24½, 24¾, 25" / 59.1, 60.3, 61, 61.6, 62.2, 62.9, 63.5 cm
– shown in size 35"/ 88.9 cm, worn with no ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Tern yarn by Quince & Co. (75% American wool / 25% silk; 221 yards / 202 m per 50g skein);
main color (MC) – Buoy #407; 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 1190, 1350, 1475, 1630, 1800, 1955, 2110 yards / 1090, 1235, 1350, 1490, 1645, 1790, 1930 m;
trimmed in Finch by Quince & Co. (100% American Wool; 221 yds/202m per 50g skein);
trim (CC) – Egret #101; 1 skein, or for comparable yarn, 130, 135, 140, 140, 145, 150, 150 yards / 120, 125, 130, 130, 135, 140, 140 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US4 / 3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24" / 60 cm circular (for crossback, neckline trim, button laps, and sleeve caps)
• 1 24" / 60 cm to 32" / 80 cm circular (to manage multiple sts of joined bodice, pc worked flat)
• 1 set double-pointed or preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• Pins (blocking wires, optional)
• (7) ¾" / 19 mm buttons

GAUGE (after blocking)
• 25.6 sts and 40 rows to 4" / 10.2 cm in Stockinette Stitch
• 25.6 sts and 40 rows to 4" / 10.2 cm in Mock English Rib

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Cable CO, decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (m1R, m1L, yo), short row shaping, picking up stitches, circular knitting, setting in sleeves, and blocking.

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