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Drea Renee Knits - The Throwback Cardigan

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Designed by
Andrea Mowry

This sweater was inspired by my childhood and weekends spent in northern Michigan on the sand dunes. It is my favorite cardigan for layering and keeping warm all Autumn and Winter long! This sweater is worked flat from the top down, seamlessly, except for the sleeves which are knit in the round.

1 (2, 3, 4)(5, 6, 7) 
Sample shown is Size 2, worn on a 34” bust with 5” positive ease
Sample:Shown in size Small on a 34” bust with 3.5” positive ease.

Finished Bust Circumference: 
35 (39, 43, 47)(51, 55, 59)” 
89 (99, 109, 119.5)(129.5, 140, 150) cm 
This sweater is intended to be worn with approximately 5”/13 cm positive ease. There are notes in the pattern to help with picking the size best suited for you!

Worsted Weight  in 4 colors 
Color A (Main Color) - 565 (620, 680, 770)(835, 930, 1000) g 
980 (1075, 1185, 1335)(1455, 1620, 1740) yds 
Contrast Colors B, C & D - 50g/150 yds each

Suggested Needles: 
Main Fabric: US 8/5 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and pre- ferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs) 
Ribbing: US 7/4.5 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting. 
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge, and size down one for ribbing.)

Stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holders, tapesty needle, scissors

18.5 sts & 26 rows = 4”/10 cm 
Measured over stockinette stitch knit flat, after blocking

Techniques to Indulge In:
Backwards Loop Cast On 
Untwisted M1 
Short Rows 
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off 
Stranded Color Work 
Colorwork from a Chart 
Top Down, Seamless sweater knitting 
Knitting Flat 
Knitting in the Round 
Picking up Stitches

Please note this pattern is physical copy and not a PDF