Fireside Jacket

Fireside Jacket

 

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This cardigan reminds me of shawl-neck sweaters from the 1950s and 1960s. The cozy collar will keep the wearer warm, and the extra long sleeves can be unfolded to keep hands covered (and will also allow the sweater to fit for a few extra months). It is knit seamlessly from the hem to the neck, then the collar is picked up and shaped with short rows.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
1 year(2 years, 4 years)
Chest: 22″(23″, 24″)
Body Length: 12″(13″, 14″)
Sleeve Length to Underarm: 7.5″(8.5″, 9.5″)

GAUGE 4″ = 15 sts and 23 rows in Stocking Stitch on larger needles

MATERIALS
230(280, 330) yards bulky weight yarn
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 9 (5.5mm) circular needles 24″ or longer or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
US 7 (4.5mm) and 9 (5.5mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge and 2 sizes smaller
size G (4.5mm) or H (5mm) crochet hook or size needed to create neat looking chain
1 toggle or shank button
stitch markers
stitch holders
yarn needle

YARN SHOWN Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton (100% organic cotton; 150 yards/100 grams)