Almost there... by Isabell Kraemer
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Almost there...

Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21.5 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1083 - 1739 yards (990 - 1590 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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update 04/26: german version added
update 12/01: french version added

Almost there… is worked seamlessly from the top down. The striped body is worked in Stockinette stitch with a cute chevron colorwork right before the bottom ribbing. First the neck is shaped by working short-rows back and forth. Then the yoke is worked in the round with raglan increases. When the yoke shaping is complete, the sleeve sts are placed on hold and the underarm sts are cast on, using your preferred cast on method. Then the body is worked in the round to the ribbing with a light A-line shaping. Then sleeve sts are picked up again to work the sleeves top down in the round to the end. As this jumper is worked from the top down it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/ reducing increases, or adding/ reducing underarm sts.

Yarn
Finkhof Merinowolle dünn, 100% wool, (100g, 300m/328 yds):
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins in MC; shown in white.
2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins in C1; shown in light grey.
1 skein in C2; shown in yellow heather

Needles
US 3 (3.25 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for ribbings and neck.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.

Gauge
21.5 sts x 34 rows = 4 x 4 in (10 x 10 cm) in Stockinette stitch on larger needle.
Note: It is recommended that you swatch the charted colorwork pattern to determine if you need to change needle size to keep the gauge consistent.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference:
34 (36.5, 38.5, 40, 42.5, 46, 49) in
85.5 (91.25, 96.75, 100.5, 106, 115.25, 124.75) cm.
Sample is worn with approx. 2.75 in (7 cm) of positive ease at bust.

Materials
Tapestry needle; stitch holders or scrap yarn; stitch markers, blocking tools.