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Darjeeling Cardigan

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The Darjeeling Cardigan is a soft, light cardigan with a simple and elegant design, inspired by the delicate and well-balanced taste of the distinctive Darjeeling tea, grown at the foot of the Himalayas. The Darjeeling Cardigan has an oversized, drop-shoulder fit, with a ribbed bottom edge that falls below hip- length, making it a style that can be used over a summer dress on cooler evenings, or paired with jeans and pants.

The Darjeeling Cardigan is worked top down in stockinette stitch, with deep ribbed neckband and edges.
It has an open front, with a ribbed belt for closure. Short rows are used throughout to shape the design. Work begins at center back of the neck with a cast on for the left neckband, to which shoulder stitches are then added. The left front is worked to the underarm, then placed on hold, while the right front is worked in the same way, beginning from neckband stitches picked up from the left neckband. The back is then worked to the underarms from stitches picked up along the neckband and shoulders. Back and fronts are then joined, and worked in one piece. Sleeve stitches are picked up from the armholes, and worked in stockinette stitch to the ribbed cuffs.

The Darjeeling Cardigan is designed to be worn with ample positive ease, ranging between 15 and 70 cm [6 and 25]" depending on your size. Finished chest circumference measurements are provided, but when choosing your size, please refer to the “to fit bust circumference” measures. For example, if your bust circumference is 98 cm [381⁄2"], you should choose size 2 in order to obtain the positive ease intended for this design.

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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)
Finished measurements: Chest circumference: approx. 147 (152, 157, 163) cm [573⁄4 (593⁄4, 613⁄4, 641⁄4])" to fit bust circumference: 76-91 (92-108, 109-127, 128-149) cm [30-353⁄4 (361⁄4-421⁄2, 43-50, 501⁄2-57]"; Length from shoulder to edge: approx. 70 (73, 76, 79) cm [271⁄2 (283⁄4, 30, 31)]"; Sleeve length from underarm to cuff: approx. 43 (44, 45, 45) cm [161⁄2 (17, 171⁄4, 171⁄4)]"
Yarn: 3 strands together of Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair; 225 m [246 yd] per 25 gr [0.88 oz] lace yarn; 15 (16, 17, 19) balls
Sample is knit in size 2, in Knitting for Olive Soft Silk Mohair, Marzipan colorway
Needles: 4.5 mm / US7 and 6 mm / US10 circular needles, and 4.5 mm / US7 and 6 mm / US10 double- pointed needles, in size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm [4]" in st st with 6 mm / US10 needles
Notions: Stitch holders or waste yarn, stitch markers, locking markers, tapestry needle

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