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Who needs a new lucky sweater? You do! Alicanto, named after the beautiful bird of Chilean myth, is a top-down breezy cardigan that features light, lacy panels down the front. According to legend, the Alicanto, whose wings shine in the night sky with beautiful colors, brings luck to any miner who sees it. Will this sweater be your lucky charm?
This pattern is available as a PDF download only.
Yarn: Malabrigo Arroyo [100% Merino; 335yds/306m per 100 g]; color: Jupiter; 4 [4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7] skeins
US 8 (5.0 mm): 32-inch circular needle and dpns (for sleeves)
Stitch markers (6)
Finished Measurements: (Important: see Pattern Notes)
Back at Underarms: 15.5 [17, 18.75, 20.5, 22, 23.5, 25.25, 26.75]in/39 [43,
48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68]cm; sample shown in second size.
Gauge: 20 sts per 4 in/10cm in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.
• This sweater is meant to fit across the back and have wide,
flowing front panels. The back measurements for this garment are
from mid-armpit to mid-armpit across the back of the sweater.
Do not use half your bust for this measurement. If you’re between
sizes go up a size; this is meant to be a loose, flowing design.
• The sweater is started by knitting the collar, then picking up and
knitting sts from three edges of the collar, then working the sweater
body flat from the top down in one piece. The front panels are
integrated in the body as it is knit.