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Kelly from Biotayarns in Glastnost Gold
Coup d'Etat Cardigan  

This sweater looks complicated but is do-able even for knitters who are not advanced. The Coup d'etat will take time but the pattern makers , Cheryl and Bonnie, have spent months revising this pattern so it will be clear to all skill levels.

Expanded! Now there are two patterns in one. Worsted weight AND sport weight. This handsome cardigan is made using seed stitch, cables and reverse stockinette stitch.

History- In 1990 Marty and our son Silas (8 years) and daughter Cora Josephine (13) joined me for a several week stay in Moscow. There we met with artisans, one of whom was Irena Chournaya, a knitter and designer. She invited Marty to paw through her sweaters in her bureau until we came upon what we named the Coup d'etat (French for 'blow to the state') to commemorate the collapse of the Soviet state which began a few months after our return home.

Size 36"-52" around chest. The lengths of the sweaters are, 21 1/4" to 27 1/4 ". Gauge for ww is 4 stitches per inch, and 4.5 stitches per inch for DK sport, on a size #7 needle. Seven buttons are needed. All kits include, yarn, pattern,story,buttons and sew-in label.

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