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Marly Bird Turkey Trot 2023 Day 4 & 5 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 

Lace Bands Pattern

Worked over an even number of sts.

Rows 1-4 (begin RS): Knit.

Row 5: * K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: * Yo, ssk; repeat from * to end.

Row 8: Purl.

Row 9: * K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end.

Row 10: Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-10 for Lace Bands pattern.

Note: To measure your gauge in Lace Bands pattern, cast on 4 extra sts, and keep 2 sts at each edge in Garter st (knitting them on every row).

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

Day 4 & 5 video: https://youtu.be/xAVyHwDMRkA

SHOOP, SHOOP, SHOOP KNIT CARDIGAN DAY 4 & 5

Yes, it is not a typo. The instructions today are for Day 4 and Day 5!

Peplum

This section of the sweater has added stitches to make the bottom half of the pattern bloom our a little from the body. If you don’t want yours to be as large around as written (look at the measurements around the hem on the schematic) you can always adjust the number of increases worked on the next row.

Doing fewer increases will decrease the hem measurement, just make sure you have an even number of stitches between the markers.

Next 2 Rows:

Row 1 (inc row, RS): Sl 1, k4, slm, k1 (1, 0, 2, 3, 1, 0, 3, 0), [k2, M1, k2] 26 (30, 34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 58) times, k1 (1, 0, 2, 3, 1, 0, 3, 0), slm, k5 (Note: this row counts as Row 1 of Lace Bands pattern) – 142 (162, 180, 194, 216, 232, 250, 276, 300) sts.

*Note: Do not repeat this increase row when you repeat rows 1-10 for the Lace Bands! Follow the Lace Bands pattern as written.

Row 2: Sl 1, k4, slm work Row 2 of Lace Bands pattern to marker, slm, k5.

Work in established Lace Bands pattern and edge bands until piece measures 15½ (15½, 16, 16, 16½, 16½, 18, 18, 18½)” [39.5 (39.5, 40.5, 40.5, 42, 42, 45.5, 45.5, 47) cm] from underarm (or to desired length). End after a Row 4 of Lace Bands pattern.

You are so close! See you for Day 6 when we finish this great sweater!

Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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