Aquitaine by Holli Yeoh
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Aquitaine

Knitting
October 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1055 - 3010 yards (965 - 2752 m)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X
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Aquitaine — by Holli Yeoh


As comfortable with a glass of wine on the patio as on a tryst in the forest, this aristocratic sweater may be essential for your armoire. Two different slip stitch patterns and two strong coloured yarns give it a timeless beauty. And you can decide which length to knit, too. The short version is smart and dressy, while the long version is elegant and sophisticated. Go ahead; make both.


Construction begins with a provisional cast on at the high empire waist and the bodice is worked in one piece up towards the shoulders, dividing for the armholes. The shoulders are shaped with short rows and finished off with a three-needle bind-off. Stitches are then reclaimed from the provisional cast on and the lower portion of the sweater is worked from the waist down to the hem. Subtle A-line shaping is achieved by using progressively larger needles thus eliminating the need to work increases into the stitch pattern and providing extra drape towards the hem. Inset sleeves are worked from cuff to cap and set into the armholes.



Pattern Details



Finished Measurements

Bust: 30 ¼ (34 ¼, 38 ¼, 42 ¼, 46 ¼, 50 ¼, 54 ¼, 58 ¼)” 77 (87, 97, 107.5, 117.5, 127.5, 138, 148) cm
Intended to be worn with ¼” (0.5 cm) positive ease.
Long version back length: 28 ¾ (29 ¾, 30 ¼, 31 ¼, 32 ¼, 33 ¼, 33 ¾, 34 ¾)” 73 (75.5, 77, 79.5, 82, 84.5, 85.5, 88.5) cm
Short version back length: 21 ¼ (22 ¼, 22 ¾, 23 ¼, 23 ¾, 24 ¼, 24 ¾, 25 ¼)” 54 (56.5, 58, 59, 60.5, 61.5, 63, 64) cm
Sleeve length: 16 ½ (17, 17, 17 ½, 17 ½, 18, 18, 18 ½)” 42 (43, 43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5, 47) cm
Upper sleeve circumference: 10 ½ (12, 13 ½, 14 ½, 16, 17 ½, 18 ½, 20 ¾)” 26.5 (30.5, 34.5, 37, 40.5, 44.5, 47, 52.5) cm

Materials

Long—4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8) skeins Black Plum (MC); 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4) skeins Autumn Flame (CC)
Short—3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Magpie (MC); 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins Deep Cove (CC)
6 (6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7) ½” (13 mm) buttons

Additional gauge information

24 sts and 53 rows to 4” (10 cm) in unblocked Three-and-One patt using 4 mm (US 6) needle.
24 sts and 42 rows to 4” (10 cm) in slightly stretched and blocked Three-and-One patt using 4 mm (US 6) needle.
For Two-Tone Lattice patt gauge swatch, CO 32 sts. *Work approx 1” (2.5 cm) with smallest needle; rep from * with progressively larger needles, ending with at least 4” (10 cm) of largest needle size.
25 sts and 56 rows to 4” (10 cm) using 3.5 mm (US 4) needle.
24 sts and 54 rows to 4” (10 cm) using 3.75 mm (US 5) needle.
23 sts and 53 rows to 4” (10 cm) using 4 mm (US 6) needle.
21 sts and 48 rows to 4” (10 cm) using 4.5 mm (US 7) needle for long version only.



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