Ashes by Isabell Kraemer
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Ashes

Knitting
July 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1181 - 1750 yards (1080 - 1600 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
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Ashes is worked seamlessly from the top down. First a heavy set of short-rows is worked back and forth to shape the V-Neck. Shoulder increases are worked every row (RS and WS) to final shoulder length. From this point front and back are worked separately back and forth to final armhole length. Back and front are then joined to work the body in rounds to the short-row shaped hem. Eyelet lines at both sides of the underarm add interest and a light tapered shaping to the body. Sleeve stitches are picked up around armhole opening to work the sleeves in rounds top down to the cuffs.

Yarn
Manos del Uruguay Serena (approx 210 yards (193 m)/50g)
6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) skeins; shown in Smoke #2541
or approx 1177 (1265, 1340, 1405, 1525, 1602, 1744) yards 1080 (1160, 1230, 1290, 1400, 1470, 1600) m of a similar yarn.

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 neck, body hem and sleeve cuffs.
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
23 sts x 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.

Sizes
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
46.5 (48.5, 51, 53, 55, 57, 58.5)“
116.5 (121.5, 127, 132, 137.5, 142.5, 146) cm
Sample is size XS worn with 14.5” (36.5 cm) positive ease at bust

Materials
Stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; tapestry needle; blocking tools.