Olive

Olive is a double-breasted cardigan that works up quickly on Aran weight wool of basic stockinette and garter stitches. The resulting dense and springy fabric is perfect for the subtle shaping of this piece, and especially cozy wrapped around you – twice – with 6 buttons closing the wide overlapping front panels. Worked flat, from the bottom up, Olive is begun as one piece, then split to separate front garter panels from their stockinette center. Each panel is worked individually, and seamed at the end. Sleeves are set in.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57"
Waist: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52
"
Hips: 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57
"
Length: 23
¾, 24¼, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½"
(Designed to be worn with 2" of ease.)

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Osprey wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 170 yds per 100g skein); color – crocus #115; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 865, 975, 1065, 1175, 1255, 1385, 1465 yards.

Needles
US10
½ (6.5mm), or to obtain gauge
• 1 29 or 32
" circular, to manage multiple stitches
• 1 pair straight


Notions
Stitch markers (locking and rings)
Stitch holders
T-pins for blocking

Tapestry needle
6 1
" buttons

GAUGE (after blocking)
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, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), Kitchener stitch grafting, short row shaping and 3-needle bind off at shoulders, blocking, and seaming.

11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, assembly diagrams, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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