Mary

Mary is a garter stitch cardigan on aran weight wool with deep v-neckline shaping. It is worked bottom up as one piece until the armholes where it splits and front and back panels are worked separately. Seams are minimal (set-in sleeves; Kitchener stitch weaving at shoulders and back neckline) and garter stitch shaping is wonderfully invisible. No blocking required.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 23
¾, 24¼, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Osprey wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 170 yds per 100g skein); color – delft #108; 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 945, 1070, 1200, 1310, 1460, 1610, 1750 yards.

Needles
US10
½ (6.5mm), or to obtain gauge
1 29 or 32" circular (to manage multiple stitches, pattern knit flat)
1 pair straight
1 set double-pointed

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
3 1
" buttons
Waste wool of comparable weight in an alternate color (used to hold stitches at back neckline prior to weaving)


GAUGE
14.4 sts and 20 rows to 4" in stockinette stitch
14.4 sts and 28.8 rows to 4
" in garter stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting (sleeves), decreasing (k2tog), increasing (k1-f/b, yo), grafting, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, and seaming (sleeves).

12 page pdf includes photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, and a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions.

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