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Baltic Bodice

Knitting
November 2008
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on largest needles; 20 sts and 24 rounds = 4" / 10 cm in two-color knitting pattern from Sleeve chart using middle-size needles.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1680 - 2100 yards (1536 - 1920 m)
37 (43.5, 46)" / 94 (110.5, 117) cm chest circumference

Close-fitting short jacket with simple two-color pattern on the sleeves that is common to the Scandinavian and Baltic region. Lower body is worked in garter stitch in one piece to the armholes; then the back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armhole, and sleeves are worked circularly down to the garter stitch cuff in two-color stranded stockinette.

Fit: Standard (2-4” / 5-10 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 37 (43.5, 46)” / 94 (110.5, 117) cm
  • Length: 15 (16, 17.5)” / 38 (40.5, 44.5) cm

Yarn: Schoolhouse Press Québéquoise (100% wool; 210 yd / 192 m = 100 grams): 6 (6, 7) skeins Main Color (shown in #Q99 Black); 2 (2, 3) skeins Contrast Color (shown in #Q71 Light Gray)

Needles:

  • Body: US 7 / 4.5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • Sleeves: US 5 / 3.75 mm, 16” circular needles, and set of 4 double-pointed needles
  • Cuffs - US 4 / 3.5 mm, 16” / 40 cm circular needles

Notions

  • Safety pin
  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Two 5/8” / 1.6 cm buttons

Techniques (included in book):

  • Chart reading
  • Two-color knitting
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting