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Wee Cardi

Project Type Cardigans
Yardage 2144
Fiber Wool
Weight Sport
Techniques Knitting, Cables
Author Norah Gaughan
Format Project/Pattern

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Norah Gaughan returned home from Wing and a Prayer Farm with a yarn that incorporated wool from several sheep she met at the farm, which were spun into a small-batch yarn and hand-dyed with plants from farmer Tammy White’s garden. This wearable cardigan is the perfect tribute to the farm.

Read more about the pattern: A Hug from the Flock: Knit the Wee Cardi

MATERIALS
Yarn Wing and a Prayer Farm Taconic Twist (100% wool [Merino, Wensleydale, Cotswold, mohair]; 268 yd (245 m)/100 g; sportweight); color onion skin, marigold, and indigo; 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) (7, 7, 8, 8) hanks.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16" and 32" (40 and 80 cm) circular needles (cir) and set of double-pointed needles (dpn); size 3 (3.25 mm) 16" and 32" (40 and 80 cm) cir and set of dpns. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Cable needle (cn); stitch marker (m); removable markers; stitch holders (may substitute scrap yarn or spare needles); tapestry needle; six 7/8" buttons.
Gauge 26 sts and 35 rows/rnds = 4" (10 cm) in pattern from Woven Stitch chart using larger needles, blocked; 21 sts of Double Cable chart measure 2½" (6.4 cm) wide using larger needles, blocked.
Finished Size 34¼ (38¼, 42, 45¼, 49¼) (53, 56½, 60¼, 64)" (87 [97, 106.5, 115, 125] [134.5, 143.5, 153, 162.5] cm) chest circumference, buttoned, including 1" (2.5 cm) overlapped front bands. Shown in size 38¼", modeled with 3¼"ease.

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