Aurora Canyon
                     
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- Elinor Brown

Aurora Canyon

Named for another beautiful trail in Illinois' spectacular Starved Rock state park, Aurora Canyon is the sleeved version of my French Canyon vest.

Like its counterpart, Aurora Canyon has a classic style, with shaping at each of the wide cables,
a shaped and textured back ...

... side panels worked in a slip-stitch waffle rib that, because of it's smaller row gauge, naturally creates a nice shirt-tail scoop above the hips ...

... and tidy attached I-cord trim all around.

Construction: Sweater is worked from the bottom in one piece to underarms, with bodice fronts and back worked separately. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined using 3-needle bind off. Sleeves are set in. Attached I-cord trims fronts and neckline.

Finished chest sizes: 30 1/2 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50 1/2, 56)" / cm. Shown in size 38 worn on a 36" bust.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted) in Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Eden (100% merino), Brigadoon (100% merino tweed or Angelic (75% merino 25% angora); 125 m / 137 yd per 50 g / 1 3/4 oz skein): 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins. Shown in Angelic clove.

Substitute any worsted-weight yarn that works to gauge.

Needles & Notions: Needles size 8 US / 5 mm straight or circular needles, pair of size 4 US / 3.5 mm double-pointed needles, cable needle or double pointed needle; tapestry needle, 8 stitch markers, six 3/4" buttons.

Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch. Measure gauge on washed and dried swatch.

Skills used: Cables, increases, decreases, attached I-cord trim.

Available as a pattern download or as a kit

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