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Marly Bird Turkey Trot 2023 Day 3 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

Video for Day 3 of 6 https://youtu.be/uXvXFNi-tmI

SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP KNIT CARDIGAN DAY 3

*IMPORTANT: As you progress through each increase section, remember to not only repeat rows of the section but also maintain the 10 row buttonhole band sequence. Continue these buttonhole band repeats across all sections until you’ve completed the total number of buttonholes required for your chosen size.

Even Section

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

Repeat the last 2 rows until piece measures 7½ (8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11¼, 12)” [19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28.5, 30.5) cm] from beginning of Yoke, ending after a WS Row 2.

BODY

Separate Body and Sleeves

Work as follows, removing all raglan shaping markers as you go:

Row 1 (RS): Work 5 sts in Buttonhole Band pattern, slm, k to marker, remove marker, k1, remove marker, place next 28 (30, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50) sts on holder for Right Sleeve, remove marker, cast on 6 (8, 10, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 18) sts for underarm, k1, remover marker, k to marker, remove marker, k1, remover marker, place next 28 (30, 32, 36, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50) sts on holder for Left Sleeve, remover marker, cast on 6 (8, 10, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 18) sts for underarm, k1, remove marker, knit to marker, slm, k to end – 116 (132, 146, 158, 176, 188, 202, 224, 242) sts remain for Body.

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

Continue evenly in Garter st, slipping the first st of each row and working any remaining buttonholes, until piece measures 2 (2½, 2½, 3, 3, 3½, 3½, 4, 4)” [5 (6.5, 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 9, 9, 10, 10) cm] from underarm, ending after a WS row.

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Marly Bird

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