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Sweet Cicely

This refined sweater, knit top-down and in one piece, features cables, lace, and twisted stitches. It can be dressed up with a silk skirt for a winter party or dressed down with jeans and boots for walking around the neighborhood admiring holiday lights.

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Sizes

Women’s XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X].

Sample shown in size XL.

Finished Measurements

Chest: 31.5 [35, 39, 43, 47.5, 51, 55]”

Back length: 19.25 [19.25, 22, 22, 22, 24.75, 24.75]”

Yarn

Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, 100% baby alpaca (110 yds/100m, 50g skein); color # 817 Saffron: 8 [9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16] skeins

Needles

US 4 (3.5mm) circular needles

US 6 (4.0mm) dpns for I-cord

Gauge

For St st: 23 sts and 32 rounds = 4” (10 cm) with smaller needles

For the Cabled I-cord: 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) on larger needles

Note: It is critical that the row gauge of the Cabled I-cord matches the Stockinette stitch gauge. (The stitch gauge of the cabled I-cord is not critical.)

Main motif (unstretched):

Sizes XS-M (59 sts x 24 rows) 7” wide x 2.75” tall;

Sizes L-3X (65 sts x 24 rows) 8” wide x 2.75” tall.

Supplies

Stitch markers (at least 6), cable needle, waste yarn or stitch holder, yarn needle

Required Skills

Knitting in the round, cabling, twisted stitches, lace, reading charts, short rows.  Written instructions for charts also given.

Errata from original Knitcircus version:

ERRATA: http://www.knitcircus.com/pdfs/SweetCicelyErrata.pdf

The 53 should be 51. The stitches to work are as follows:

Continuing from the end of Row 7 of the upper right shoulder, cast on 47 (47, 47, 51, 51, 51, 51) sts using either the knitted cast-on or backwards loop cast-on. Place the sts from the left shoulder strap on the LH ndl with WS facing, and work in pattern to the end. Conceal wraps as you come to them.

Sizes XS, S, and M only: Work in pattern to cast on sts.

Row 8: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k3, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, (p1, k1) 8 times, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.

Row 9: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (p1, k1) 4 times, p3, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, (k1, p1) 8 times, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.

Sizes L, XL, and 2X only:

Row 8: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (k1, p1) 4 times, k4, p2, (k1 tbl) 3 times, (p1, k1) 8 times, p1, (k1 tbl) 3 times, p2, k4, (p1, k1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.

Row 9: Work in pattern to cast on sts, (p1, k1) 4 times, p4, k2, (p1 tbl) 3 times, (k1, p1) 8 times, k1, (p1 tbl) 3 times, k2, p4, (k1, p1) 4 times, work in pattern to end.

All sizes:
Note that the sts associated with the flanking cables ((k1 tbl, p1, k3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4), p1) for the right side & (p1, k3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) sts, p1, k1 tbl) for the left side) from the shoulders are now incorporated into the main panel.