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Marly Bird Turkey Trot 2023 Day 2 Knitting

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Finished Measurements

Bust (buttoned) 31¾ (36¼, 40¼, 43¾, 48¾, 52¼, 56¼, 62½, 67¾)” [80.5 (92, 102, 111, 124, 132.5, 143, 159, 172) cm]

Intended to be worn with 0-2” [2.5-5 cm] ease.

Hem 39½, (45¼, 50¼, 54 ¼, 60½, 65¼, 70¼, 77¾, 84½)” [100.5 (115, 127.5, 138, 153.5, 165.5, 178.5, 197.5, 214.5) cm]

Length 23½ (24, 25, 25½, 26½, 27, 29, 29¾, 31)” [59.5 (61, 63.5, 65, 67.5, 68.5, 73.5, 75.5, 78.5) cm]

Gauge

14 sts and 26 rows = 4” in Garter st (knit every row)

14 sts and 22 rows = 4” in Lace Bands pattern

MATERIALS

Yarn 

Caron, Macchiato Cakes (80% acrylic, 20% wool, 481 yds / 440 m, 8 oz / 227 g CYCA #5 bulky) 

2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4) cakes for cap-sleeve version or 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) cakes for long-sleeve version ; color Bewitch

Needle

U.S. 10 [6 mm] circular needle long enough to fit around your selected bust size, set of double-pointed needles in same size, or size required for gauge

Note: Body of cardigan is worked back and forth in rows; a long circular needle is used in order to hold the full length of the sts. Double-pointed needles are used for the sleeve edgings.

Notions 

Removable stitch markers, tapestry needle, 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttons approx 1” [2.5 cm] in diameter, basic blocking supplies

ABBREVIATIONS

Inc – Increase(ing)

K – Knit

K2tog – Knit Two Stitches Together

P – Purl

Pm – Place Marker

RS – Right Side

Sl – Slip

Slm – Slip Marker

St(s) – Stitches

WS – Wrong Side

Yo – Yarn Over

SPECIAL STITCHES 

M1 (Make 1 Increase): With tip of left-hand needle, pick up the horizontal strand between stitches from front to back. Knit this strand through the back leg, twisting it into a loop in the process – 1 st increased.

Ssk (Slip, Slip, Knit): Slip 2 stitches, one at a time, as if to knit. Insert left hand needle into the front of these two stitches and knit them together from this position (1 stitch decreased)

PATTERN STITCHES 

Buttonhole Band Pattern

Worked over 5 sts

Row 1 (RS): Sl 1, k4.

Row 2: K5.

Row 3: Sl 1, k2tog, yo twice, ssk.

Row 4: K1, [k1, p1] in double yo, k2.

Rows 5, 7, and 9: Sl 1, k4.

Rows 6, 8, and 10: K5.

Repeat rows 1-10 until 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) buttonholes have been created.

All remaining RS rows: Sl 1, k4.

All remaining WS rows: K5.

NOTES

  • Directions are for the smallest size; changes for all other sizes are in parentheses. When only one number is given then that number applies to all sizes.
  • The sweater is worked in one piece from the top down. The button bands are worked at the same time as the main body.
  • Sleeve and Body increases will occur at different rates. There will always be a yarn over on either side of the marked raglan sts; an increase will only result when there is no corresponding decrease (k2tog or ssk) to go with the yarn over.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

A hand-knitted short-sleeve cardigan displayed on a mannequin. The cardigan showcases a beautiful gradient of warm hues, ranging from soft lavender to deeper shades of purple and peach. It features a delicate ribbed neckline, a vertical button band with decorative buttons down the front, and a subtle textured edging. The piece is crafted with a lightweight yarn that creates a soft drape, suitable for a comfortable, yet stylish look.A hand-knitted short-sleeve cardigan displayed on a mannequin. The cardigan showcases a beautiful gradient of warm hues, ranging from soft lavender to deeper shades of purple and peach. It features a delicate ribbed neckline, a vertical button band with decorative buttons down the front, and a subtle textured edging. The piece is crafted with a lightweight yarn that creates a soft drape, suitable for a comfortable, yet stylish look.

SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP KNIT CARDIGAN DAY 2

*IMPORTANT: As you progress through increase section 2, remember to not only repeat rows 1-4 of this section but also maintain the buttonhole band sequence established in section 1. Continue these buttonhole band repeats across all sections until you’ve completed the total number of buttonholes required for your chosen size.

Increase Section 2

Row 1 (Body and Sleeve inc row, RS): Work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern, slm, * k to marker, yo, slm, k1, slm, yo; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to marker, slm, k5 –

34 (40, 44, 48, 58, 66, 70, 80, 88) sts for Back,

14 (17, 20, 22, 26, 30, 33, 37, 42) sts for each Front,

16 (18, 20, 24, 28, 34, 36, 40, 44) sts for each Sleeve,

5 sts at each edge,

4 raglan sts,

108 (124, 138, 154, 180, 208, 222, 248, 274) sts total.

Row 2: Sl 1, k to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern.

Row 3 (even row, RS): Work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern, slm, * k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, yo, slm, k1, slm, yo, ssk; repeat from * 3 more times, k to marker, slm, k5.

Row 4: Sl 1, k to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern.

Repeat Rows 1-4 of section two 6 (6, 6, 6, 4, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times –

46 (52, 56, 60, 66, 70, 74, 86, 94) sts for Back,

20 (23, 26, 28, 30, 32, 35, 40, 45) for each Front,

28 (30, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50) sts for each Sleeve,

5 sts at each edge,

4 raglan sts,

156 (172, 186, 202, 212, 224, 238, 272, 298) sts total.

Sleeve Increases are now complete.

Increase Section 3

Row 1 (Body inc row, RS): Work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern, slm, [k to marker, yo, slm, k1, slm, yo, ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, yo, slm, k1, slm, yo] twice, k to marker, slm, k5 –

48 (54, 58, 62, 68, 72, 76, 88, 96) sts for Back,

21 (24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 36, 41, 46) for each Front,

28 (30, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50) sts for each Sleeve,

5 sts at each edge,

4 raglan sts,

160 (176, 190, 206, 216, 228, 242, 276, 302) sts total.

Row 2: Sl 1, k to last 5 sts, work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern.

Repeat the last 2 rows of section three 0 (0, 0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1) more times –

48 (54, 58, 64, 72, 76, 80, 90, 98) sts for Back,

21 (24, 27, 30, 33, 35, 38, 42, 47) for each Front,

28 (30, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50) sts for each Sleeve,

5 sts at each edge,

4 raglan sts,

160 (176, 190, 210, 224, 236, 250, 280, 306) sts total.

Body increases are now complete.

Nice Job today! See you tomorrow for Day 3 instructions.

Marly Bird

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