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Designed by Hilary Smith Callis
Loosely named for the Latin word for “jeweled” Gemma is a simple cardigan with lace “necklace” at the collar that is knit in one piece from the top down with a circular yoke. Short rows are used to raise the back collar, and sleeves are knit down from the yoke. The very slightly puffed, three-quarter length sleeves have cuffs of the same lace as the collar. Gemma is a flattering cardigan that is sure to become a wardrobe staple!
Knit Picks Swish DK, 7 (8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls of Tidepool Heather (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 123 yards per 50g ball); 770 (880, 990, 1100, 1210, 1320, 1430) yards
US 5 (3.75mm) circular needles (length needed is determined by size; XS-L should use at least 32”, XL-3XL should use at least 40”)
Same size of needles preferred for working sleeves in the round (e.g. DPNs, two circular needles, or circular needle long enough to use Magic Loop)
11 (11, 12, 12, 12, 12, 13) !” (13mm) diameter buttons
Coordinating thread and sewing needle
2 stitch markers, Scrap yarn, Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
21 stitches x 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
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