blocks by Lori Versaci

blocks

Knitting
January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1150 - 2150 yards (1052 - 1966 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for busts 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)"/ 76 (86, 97, 107)(117, 127, 137)cm
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Blocks is a classic raglan pullover updated with modern lines, a slightly oversized fit, and an interesting long vent detail. It is knit from the top down with compound raglan shaping to ensure a perfect fit for any size. Deep, modern side vents (with an option to exclude them) overlap, so that they lie perfectly and prevent stress on the seam. Simple color blocks show off the wonderful woolfolk color palette.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 8”/20.5cm pos ease)
38 (42, 46 ¾, 50)(54 ¾, 58)”/ 96.5 (106.5, 118.5, 127)(139, 147.5, 159.5)cm
LENGTH
22 ¼ (23 ½, 24 ¼, 25 ¾)(26 ¾, 27 ½, 27 ¾)”/ 56.5 (59.5, 61.5, 65.6)(68, 70, 70.5)cm

YARN
Woolfolk TYND 100% merino wool; 223 yds/ 50g skein: 3 (4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 6) skeins color A and 3 (3, 3, 3)(4, 4, 4) skeins color B
or
Shibui Dune 50% baby alpaca, 25% baby camel, 25% silk; 142 yds/ 50g skein: 5 (6, 7, 8)(8, 9, 10) skeins in color A and 4 (5, 5, 5)(6, 6, 6) skeins in color B
or
Approx 625 (750, 875, 1000)(1125, 1225, 1300) yds/575 (675, 800, 925)(1025, 1125, 1200)m color A and 525 (575, 650, 675)(725, 775, 850) yds/475 (525, 600, 625)(675, 700, 775)m color B sport weight yarn

NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
Size 5 US (3.75mm) 16” and 32” circular and double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Locking stitch markers

GAUGE
24 sts and 34 rnds = 4”/10cm in St st. Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Worked in the round from the top down. Short rows are used to shape the collar. Raglan shaping rates change throughout yoke. Side vent openings are optional.