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Ashwood hoodie.

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Skill Level

Ash leaves adorn the sleeves, fronts, and hood of this cardigan. Sew in a zipper for warmth on windy days. The ash tree gets its common name from the Old English word for spear (aesc), and English folklore includes many stories about such trees.

Yarn Weight [3]

Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Cardigan shown measures 36"; modeled with 1" of positive ease.

Yarn Knit Picks City Tweed DK (55% merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, 20% Donegal tweed; 123 yd [112 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #24539 desert sage, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) balls. Yarn distributed by Crafts Americana.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): 32" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 29 rows = 4" in rev St st; Cable chart = 2%" wide.

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Notes

* This cardigan is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.

* A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

* Slip stitches purlwise with yarn in back except where indicated otherwise.

Stitch Guide

K2, P2 Rib: (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (RS) P2, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 2 (WS) K2, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

A: 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26)"

B: 7 3/4 (9, 9 3/4, 10 1/2, 11 3/4, 13)"

C: 16 3/4"

D: 5 3/4 (6 1/2, 6 3/4, 7, 7 1/2, 8)"

E: 1"

F: 7 1/2 (7 1/2, 8 3/4, 9 1/2, 10, 10)"

G: 2 1/2 (3 1/2, 3 3/4, 3 3/4, 4 1/2, 5)"

H: 9 1/2"

I: 13 1/4 (14 1/4, 14 3/4, 15 1/4, 16 3/4, 17 1/2)"

J: 18"

K: 5 1/2 (6 1/4, 6 1/2, 6 3/4, 7 1/4, 7 3/4)"

L: 1 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3 1/2, 4)"

M: 3 1/2"

Left Placket Pattern: (worked over 6 sts)

Row 1 (RS) SI 1, k3, si 2.

Row 2 (WS) P2, k3, p1. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

Right Placket Pattern: (worked over 6 sts)

Row 1 (RS) K5, sl 1.

Row 2 (WS) P1, k3, sl 2 wyf. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for patt.

HOODIE

Back

CO 78 (90, 98, 110, 118, 130) sts. Do not join. Next row (RS) K2, work in K2, P2 rib (see Stitch Guide) to last 2 sts, sl 2 (see Notes). Next row (WS) P2, work in K2, P2 rib to last 2 sts, sl 2 wyf. Cont in patt as established for 6 more rows, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) K2, [M1P] 1 (0, 1, 0, 1, 0) time, purl to last 2 sts, [M1P] 1 (0, 1, 0, 1, 0) time, si 2-80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130) sts. Next row (WS) P2, knit to last 2 sts, sl 2 wyf. Next row (RS) K2, purl to last 2 sts, sl 2. Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 4" from CO, ending with a WS row. Work in rev St st until piece measures 16%" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armholes: BO 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, BO 2 sts at beg of foil 4 (4, 4, 6, 6, 6) rows, BO 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1) stat beg of next 0 (0, 2, 4, 6, 10) rows--64 (74, 82, 86, 94, 100) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5% (6 1/2, 6%, 7, 7 1/2, 8)", ending with a WS row. Shape shoulders: BO 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows, BO 1 st at beg of foil 2 rows, BO 8 (13, 14, 14, 17, 20) sts at beg of foil 2 rows--38 (38, 44, 48, 50, 50) sts rem. Place sts on holder.

Left Front

CO 42 (50, 54, 58, 62, 70) sts. Do not join. Next row (RS) K2, work in K2, P2 rib to last 6 sts, place marker (pm), work Left Placket patt (see Stitch Guide) over 6 sts. Next row (WS) Work Left Placket patt to m, si m, work in rib patt to last 2 sts, si 2 wyf. Cont in patt as established for 6 more rows, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) K2, [M1P] 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) time, work 18 (24, 28, 32, 38, 44) sts in rev St st, [M1P] 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) time, pm, sl 1, work Cable chart over 17 sts, sl m, work Left Placket patt to end--44 (50, 54, 58, 64, 70) sts. Next row (WS) Work Left Placket patt to m, sl m, work chart to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, work in rev St st to last 2 sts, sl 2 wyf. Cont in patt as established until piece measures 4" from CO, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) Work in rev St st to m, sl m, sl 1, work chart to m, sl m, work Left Placket patt to end. Cont in patt as established until piece measures 16 3/4" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape armhole: At beg of RS rows, BO 4 sts once, BO 2 sts 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) times, BO 0 (0, 1,1,1, 1) st 0 (0, 1, 2, 3, 5) time(s)--36 (42, 45, 46, 51, 55) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5 3/4 (6 1/2, 6%, 7, 7 1/2, 8)", ending with a WS row. Shape shoulder: At beg of RS rows, BO 2 sts 2 times, BO 1 st once, BO 7 (13, 14, 14, 17, 20) sts once--24 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30) sts rem. Work 1 WS row even. Place sts on holder, removing m.

Right Front

CO 42 (50, 54, 58, 62, 70) sts. Do not join. Next row (RS) Work Right Placket patt (see Stitch Guide) over 6 sts, pm, work in K2, P2 rib to last 2 sts, sl 2. Next row (WS) P2, work in rib patt to m, si m, work Right Placket patt to end. Cont in patt as established for 6 more rows, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) Work Right Placket patt to m, si m, work Cable chart over 17 sts, si 1, pm, [M1P] 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) time, work in rev St st to last 2 sts, [M1P] 1 (0, 0, 0, 1, 0) time, sl 2-44 (50, 54, 58, 64, 70) sts. Next row (WS) P2, work in rev St st to m, sl m, p1, work chart to m, si m, work Right Placket patt to end. Cont in patt as established until piece measures 4" from CO, ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) Work Right Placket patt to m, sl m, work chart to 1 st before m, sl 1, sl m, work in rev St st to end. Cont in patt as established until piece measures 16 3/4" from CO, ending with a RS row. Shape armhole: At beg of WS rows, BO 4 sts once, BO 2 sts 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) times, BO 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 1) st 0 (0, 1, 2, 3, 5) time(s)--36 (42, 45, 46, 51, 55) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5% (6%, 6%, 7, 7V2, 8)", ending with a RS row. Shape shoulder: At beg of WS rows, BO 2 sts 2 times, BO 1 st once, BO 7 (13, 14, 14, 17, 20) sts once--24 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30) sts rem. Place sts on holder, removing m.

Sleeves

CO 50 sts. Do not join. Next row (RS) K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Next row (WS) P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end. Work in rib patt for 5 more rows, ending with a RS row. Inc row (WS) Work in rib patt over 25 sts, M1, work in rib patt to end--51 sts. Next row (RS) Work in rev St st over 16 sts, pm, sl 1, work Cable chart over 17 sts, sl 1, pm, work in rev St st to end. Next row (WS) Work in rev St st to m, sl m, p1, work chart to 1 st before m, p1, sl m, work in rev St st to end. Cont in patt as established for 4 more rows, ending with a WS row. Inc row (RS) P1, M1P, work in patt to last st, M1P, p1--2 sts inc'd. Rep inc row every 12 (10, 10, 8, 6, 6)th row 8 (11, 5, 13, 17, 14) more times, then every 0 (0, 8, 0, 0, 4)th row 0 (0, 7, 0, 0, 5) times--69 (75, 77, 79, 87, 91) sts. Work even until piece measures 18" from CO, ending with a WS row. Shape cap: BO 5 sts at beg of next 2 rows, then BO 0 (0, 0, 0, 2, 2) sts at beg of foil 0 (0, 0, 0, 4, 4) rows--59 (65, 67, 69, 69, 73) sts rem. Dec row (RS) P2tog, work in patt to last 2 sts, ssp--2 sts dec'd. Rep dec row every RS row 18 (21, 22, 23, 23, 25) more times--21 sts rem. Saddle: Work even until saddle measures 1 1/2 (2 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 3/4, 3 1/2, 4)", ending with a WS row. Next row (RS) P8, p2tog, pi, p2tog, p8--19 sts rem. Next row (WS) Knit, removing m. Place sts on holder.

Finishing

Block pieces to measurements. Sew shoulders to sleeve saddles. Sew sleeves into armholes. Sew sleeve seams. Sew side seams, leaving 4" unseamed at bottom edge. Hood: Return 24 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30) held right front sts, 19 held saddle sts, 38 (38, 44, 48, 50, 50) held back sts, 19 held saddle sts, 24 (24, 26, 27, 29, 30) held left front sts to needle and, with RS facing, rejoin yarn--124 (124, 134, 140, 146, 148) sts total. Next row (RS) Work Right Placket patt over 6 sts, work Cable chart over 17 sts, sl 1, work 18 (18, 20, 21, 23, 24) sts in rev St st, pm, work 40 (40, 46, 50, 52, 52) sts in rev St st, pm, work 18 (18, 20, 21, 23, 24) sts in rev St st, sl 1, work Cable chart over 17 sts, work Left Placket patt over 6 sts. Work 1 WS row in patt as established. Shape neck: Dec row (RS) Work to m, sl m, p2tog, work to 2 sts before m, ssp, sl m, work to end--2 sts dec'd. Rep dec row every RS row 4 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) more times--114 (114, 124, 128, 132, 134) sts rem. Remove m. Work even until hood measures 12" from last dec row, ending with a WS row. Shape hood: Dec row (RS) Work 55 (55, 60, 62, 64, 65) sts, p2tog, pm, p2tog, work to end--112 (112, 122, 126, 130, 132) sts rem. Work 1 WS row even. Dec row (RS) Work in patt to 2 sts before m, p2tog, sl m, ssp, work in patt to end--2 sts dec'd. Rep dec row every RS row 6 more times--98 (98, 108, 112, 116, 118) sts rem. Place 49 (49, 54, 56, 58, 59) sts from each half of hood on two halves of needle. Graft 24 sts at front of hood using Kitchener st, turn piece inside out, graft rem sts using Kitchener st on WS. Weave in ends.

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Date:Aug 17, 2017
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