Worked from the bottom up the body features darted waist shaping that hits a little higher than the natural waistline, which I find is more flattering to the majority of women. Three quarter length sleeves are simply a personal favourite, but could easily be lengthened if you don’t find yourself constantly pushing sleeves out of the way, as I do. Sleeves and body are joined and the yoke is worked seamlessly, with a pattern of decreases that creates something between a saddle shoulder and a classic raglan: a ‘raddle’ yoke, if you will. This yoke style follows the contours of the body more closely than a raglan, defining the shoulders in a way that those of you who dislike raglans are likely to find much more flattering. Following the varying decrease rates requires just a little more focus than a classic raglan but the advantages are worth the effort. Not only providing a more refined shape, this construction means that the yoke depth corresponds to the body, rather than being dictated by the construction method.
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in st st in the rnd.
16 sizes from 30–60" / 76–152.5cm shown with 1" / 2.5cm of positive ease.
Finished chest circumference: 30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40] (42, 44, 46, 48, 50) [52, 54, 56, 58, 60]" / 76[81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5] (106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) [132, 137, 142, 147.5, 152.5]cm.
Shown in size 36" with 1" of positive ease.
Double knitting (DK) weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
Shown in Alisha Goes Round Bevy of Swans DK (50% Fine Superwash Merino, 50% Silk, 230yds / 210m, 3.5oz / 100g)
Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24" / 60cm circular
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