Dragon Flames

This cardigan takes full advantage of the beautiful gradient yarns currently being produced by hand dyers. Worked from the center of the back out the zigzag stitch pattern allows the colors to blend together. The front uses short rows to turn the corner, creating a wonderful curved front and works in garter up to the folding collar. Top down set-in short row sleeves finish the cardigan.
While perfect for a gradient yarn this would work equally well in a variegated or semi-solid yarn.

SIZES
To Fit Actual Bust Circumference Up To: 32 (35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56)” / 81.5 (89, 96.5, 104, 112, 119.5, 127, 134.5, 142) cm.
1.5-3” / 4 -7.5 cm positive ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 33.5 (36.5, 39.5, 42.5, 45.5, 48.5, 51.5, 54.5, 57.5)” / 85 (92.5, 100.5, 108, 115.5, 123, 131, 138.5, 146) cm.
Size 36.5” / 92.5 cm modelled with 2”/ 5 cm positive ease.
Length: 23 (23.5, 23.75, 24.25, 24.5, 24.5, 25, 25.25, 25.25)” / 58.5 (59.5, 60.5, 61.5, 62, 62, 63.5, 64, 64) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Dragonfly Fibers ‘Traveller’ (100% Superwash Merino):
1 Rodeo Gradient Set (840 yds / 768 m per 6 x 2 oz /57 g skeins)
2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) skeins (280 yds / 256 m per 4 oz / 113 g skein) Colour: Rodeo

Needles & Notions
US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 32” / 80 cm long
Set of US size 6 / 4 mm dpns (if not using magic loop for sleeves)
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
Tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn or extra needle, size ‘g’ / 4 mm crochet hook, safety pins.

GAUGE
21 sts and 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St St
21 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Zigzag pattern
20 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch


Techniques Detailed In Pattern

Provisional Cast-On, w&t short rows, German Short Rows, garter stitch grafting, chart is both charted and written.


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