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Elegant Man’s Cardigan

Pattern ID: King Cole 1571
Wool brand: Anti-tickle, Big Value, Ace of Diamonds Crepe
Yarn quantity: 7-11 (100g balls) plus 1 contrast
Sizes: to fit 38 - 44 inch chest (4 sizes)

Wool weight: Double knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm and 4mm
Tension (10cm): 43sts (presumably over pattern)

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Apart from the short style (which you can knit longer of course), and if you didn't already know very well, this was a classic 1980s styling, in colour and design - reminds me of the styles in the Gap when it first hit the UK. No less appealing for all that in my opinion though - very fresh and fun.
Sadly the pattern has the usual horizontal crease mark (not shown) but the instructions are clear.