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It’s a cardigan, it’s a shawl. Washington by illitilli is the cardigan made for Sunday mornings with the New York Times crossword, coffee, and knitting. Named after the Brooklyn cobblestone street that looks out to the Manhattan Bridge, this cardigan captures the aesthetic of Brooklyn with its nubbly garter stitch lines and on-the-bias construction. Washington is worked in pieces and seamed, then the armholes are picked up and worked in the round. Find some toggle buttons to complete this cozy, simple, and modern cardigan.
View the Autumn/Winter 2019 Lookbook.

Type:   Digital Download
Designer:   illitilli
Yarn:   Forge
Skill Level:   2 out of 5
Yarn:   Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): ash (natural gray), 5 (6, 6, 6) skeins.

50.5” (56”, 61.5”, 68”) [128.5 cm (142 cm, 156 cm, 173 cm)] finished circumference at hip, to fit bust sizes 34”-40” (42”-48”, 50”-56”, 58”-64”) [86.5-102 cm, (106.5-122 cm, 127-142 cm, 147.5-162.5 cm)].

Size US 7 (4.5mm): 40” (100 cm) and 16” (40 cm) circs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Stitch markers or locking stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.

19 sts and 38 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter Stitch.

Skills Required: 
Increasing; decreasing; seaming; circular knitting; picking up stitches.

About the Designer

Elise Young (illitilli) loves minimalism, maximalism, and thinking laterally about knit technique. She lives and knits on an island in the Salish Sea, where it is always sweater weather.

Find her on Instagram at @illitilli and at www.illitilli.com.

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