221 B Skulls by Professor Fonz

221 B Skulls

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September 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Women's S (M, L)
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Take the inimitable décor of 221 B Baker St with you wherever you go!

This cap sleeve jumper is knit entirely in the round, using merino and silk yarn for gorgeous drape and sheen. The body is worked in one piece up to the underarms and shaped with decreases, increases and short rows.

Cap sleeves are formed by casting on stitches and adding to the body to make up a seamless yoke.

Buffalo skull motif (14 sts repeat) is worked in intarsia-derived techniques, but with yarns carried behind the work (and twisted!) throughout. Wallpaper and skull motifs (12 and 10 sts repeat, respectively) are worked in fair isle techniques, with dominant colours being the black and the cream, green remaining in the background.

NB: You can probably skip the short rows if they seem too scary. You’ll end up with a slightly more boxy fit, but no major damage. If you want to skip the short rows, just work the row as per normal.

MC: Naturally Merino et Soie Aran 10 ply (70% NZ Merino, 30% Silk) – 6 balls (300 g) in Green
CC: Filatura di Crosa Zara Plus Aran 10 ply (100% Extrafine Merino)- 1 ball (50 g) in Black, ½ ball (25 g) in Cream, small amount in Dark Grey.
Circular needle size 3.5 mm (60 cm length)
Set of 4 DPNs 3.5 mm
Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle.

18 sts/30 rows = 10/10 cm with MC

Woman’s S (M, L)
Note: This is a fitted jumper which narrows quite considerably in the waist – it might need some slight adjustment for your particular body shape.

(in cm) S M L
Hips 90 96 102
Waist 76 82 88
Chest 90 96 102
Length 58 60 62

You can add a touch of mystery to your jumper by embroidering a secret message on the yoke. I know I have. Have you found it? Can you observe, or do you merely see?

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MY PATTERNS ARE INTENDED FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY. I’d appreciate it if you didn’t make them up for sale or otherwise profit from them. Thank you!