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Aiken

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
570 - 1000 yards (521 - 914 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
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A flirty lace insert adds a bit of fun to this seamless slash-neck pullover with 3/4 length set-in sleeves. Aiken begins with the upper back which is knit and put on hold. Stitches for the front are both picked up and cast on to create the wide neckline, and the front is knit identical to the back. The front and back are joined in the round when stitches are cast on for the underarms, and the body is knit down in one piece. The sleeve stitches are picked up from the armholes and worked downwards towards the cuff, incorporating short rows to shape the sleeve caps. It’s best worn with 0-3 inches of negative ease.

Please note that the pattern includes written instructions only. Sorry chart lovers!

Gauge in Stockinette
18 sts x 28 rows = 4 in x 4 in
18 sts x 28 rows = 10.16 cm x 10.16 cm

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Finished Bust Measurements
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) in
76 (86, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm

Supplies
US 8/5 mm circular needles with 16 in and 32 in cables.
570 (650, 720, 790, 870, 940, 1000) yards Sincere Sheep Shepherdess or equivalent worsted weight wool yarn.
2 stitch markers labelled A and B.
Stitch holders.
Darning needle.

Corrections for patterns downloaded prior to Dec. 1 2013
For size S, Row 8 should end with K13, row 12 should end with K12, and row 28 should start with K20