Wholesome Coat

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This side-to-side cardigan includes some of my favorite fundamental seamless-knitting techniques: a provisional cast-on, three-needle bind-offs, and short-rows. For someone new to short-rows, the sleeve cap short-rows are optional; however, the short-rows on the collar are not if you want the shawl collar. The difference between these two sets of short-rows is that on the optional sleeve cap short-rows the wrapped stitch needs to be hidden by working the wrap together with the stitch it wraps; but the necessary shawl collar short-rows are much easier! When working short-rows in garter stitch, the wrap doesn't need to be hidden because it blends into the stitch pattern. So if short-rows are something new to you, feel free to omit the sleeve cap short-rows, but I suggest giving the collar short-rows a try. If you're unsure, try swatching some short-rows in garter stitch, following the collar instructions, to see how they feel before getting started on the sweater.

Finished Measurements:
About 33½ (38½, 42½, 46½, 51, 55, 60)" bust circumference

Yarn Requirements:
Manos del Uruguay's Wool Clasica
100% wool; 100 gram skein = approx 138 yards
• 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins of #28 copper

Knitting Needles:
Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 32" (80 cm) circular needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed. Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Markers; waste yarn and size U.S. H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on; holders or waste yarn; one 1¼" (32 mm) button; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 14 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Garter Ridge patt; 14 sts and 31 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter st.

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