Worked in pieces from the bottom up. Armholes and neck edged with reverse stockinette I-cord. Shaping worked into cable patterns. Twisted stitches are slipped on wrong side to make them more pronounced.
3rd needle in the same size as gauge needle for 3 needle bind off.
Scrap yarn for holding sts.
The most important thing is to use a smooth yarn with good stitch definition. Some elasticity is needed but yarns with a percentage of inelastic fibres can be used because the twisted ribs, cables and seams help hold the shape. Watch out for yarns that split easily as the twisted cables will be harder to work. Altering the body length will require a change in the yarn required of approximately 5% per inch / 2.5cm.
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in 1×4 twisted slipped rib
Finished Chest Circumference: 30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40] (42, 44, 46, 48, 50) [52, 54, 56, 58, 60]" /
76[81, 86, 91, 97, 102] (107, 112, 117, 122, 127) [132, 137, 142, 147, 153] cm
Shown in sizes 34 and 48 with zero ease at the bust.
Worsted weight yarn with a suggested gauge of 5 sts per inch / 2.5cm. }}
US 3 / 4.5mm straights or circular 24" / 60 cm or longer}}
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