Practically…

I’ve been so busy working on the 100 Objects Project that I almost forgot to share the big news!  Practically, a grown-up variation of in threes: a baby cardigan, released today for sale on Ravelry.

I absolutely loved designing this pattern, got great feedback from my test knitters and tech editor, and am excited to finally share it with everyone!

For those of you that are interested, here are the specifics:

It’s almost a vest, practically a cardigan, just shy of buttoning shut, nearly like its predecessor…it’s Practically perfect in every way…

This has been a long time in coming—overwhelming response to in threes: a baby cardigan prompted so many knitters to contact me and request sizing for adults, too. So it seemed only fitting to finally make a slightly more modern and adult variation of in threes: a baby cardigan. After all, I’m the mom of those three beautiful little girls!

Practically is an open-front, yoked cardigan with three garter stitches ridges at the top and two at the bottom. Garter bands down the side add a delightful design detail without making the work overly fussy. It’s knit flat and in one piece. When all is said and done, you can wear it Practically and coordinate nicely with your little girls.

Sizing: XS (S, M, L, XL). These roughly translate to high bust sizes of 28 (32, 36, 40, 44) inches or an overarm measurement of 40 (43.5, 46, 49, 52) inches. If your overarm measures a size larger than the one indicated by your high bust measurement, you may be more comfortable selecting the larger size.

Gauge: 19 stitches to 4 inches in stockinette stitch. Row gauge can be slightly variable, as lengths are given throughout the garment. Take the time to block your gauge swatch so that you have an idea of how the fabric will react to blocking or washing.

Yarn Requirements: 550 (650, 750, 850, 950) yards of Shibui Worsted, Malabrigo Rios, or a comparable worsted weight yarn.

Needles & Notions: 5 mm circular needle with a 32 inch cord (or size needed to obtain gauge), darning needle, 4-6 stitch markers, row counter

Abbreviations: CO-cast on; BO-bind off; RS-right side; WS-wrong side; K-knit; P-purl; YO-wrap the yarn over the right hand needle, creating an extra stitch; K2tog-knit 2 stitches together as one; KFB-knit into the front of the stitch as usual, then without slipping the stitch from the left needle, knit into the back of the stitch as well (creating 2 stitches where one was).

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