Blanche Too by Susan Crawford

Blanche Too

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
520 - 1170 yards (475 - 1070 m)
to fit: 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 & 52 inch bust
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This figure hugging jumper is based on a classic 1950s silhouette with subtle waist shaping and a flattering square neckline. Knitted in DK weight yarn this is a quick and easy knit - providing you with the basic skills to knit jumpers and a great introduction to vintage style knits.

Instructions are provided to knit the jumper either in the round or in flat pieces to be sewn together. A three needle cast off is used at the shoulders to create a neat shoulder line. The flattering neckband is worked in one piece using a circular needle with double decreases worked at each corner to create a beautiful neckline.

Knitted in Excelana DK 100% British wool from Susan Crawford, which has lots of stretch, perfect for this form-fitting garment. The sample has been knitted in Chartreux but once you’ve knitted one, you’ll want one in every colour!

Garment shown in photographs is for the third size 86cm (34in) worn on a model with 86cm bust measurement and therefore with 2.5cm (1in) of negative ease at the bust.

The jumper is designed to be worn with between 2.5-7.5cm (1-3in) of negative ease as shown.

Pattern includes 9 sizes to fit the following chest measurements: 76cm(30in), 81cm(32in), 86cm(34in), 92-97cm(36-38in), 102cm(40in), 107-112cm(42-44in), 117cm(46in), 122cm(48in), 127-132cm(50-52in).

Susan Crawford Excelana DK 100% pure new British wool 
(250 metres/273 yards per 100g skein)

2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) skeins shade Chartreux

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If knitted flat:
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles
1 pair 4mm (US 6) needles, plus an additional spare 4mm needle
1 4mm 60cm circular needle

If knitted in the round:
1 3.25mm 60cm long circular needle
1 4mm 60cm long circular needle plus an additional spare 4mm needle
Set of 3.25mm double pointed needles
Set of 4mm double pointed needles