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Boscombe Valley

Knitting
January 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1522 - 1776 yards (1392 - 1624 m)
36,38,40 inch bust
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This sweater is knit in the round with a raglan yoke which is knit flat either side of the v-neck. The sleeves are also knit flat to make it easier to join them to the sweater body, however if you prefer to knit them in the round you can do so. Whilst the stitch pattern, trim and colours used give the sweater a masculine feel, the shaping and deep v-neck are designed purely to show off feminine curves. The body is roomy in the hips to flatter ‘pear-shaped’ figures and allow the sweater to be worn over jeans or trousers. Waist shaping is included to make for a more fitted bust. The yarn is a figure-hugging and very touchable 100% merino.

The pattern instructions are laid out in an unusual order, in that the sleeves are worked first and set aside whilst the body is knit. This means they’re ready to be joined to the main part of the sweater as soon as you reach the raglan.

The instructions have been kept as simple as possible and should be achievable for an ambitious beginner or intermediate knitter.

Techniques used include:

Knit
Purl
SSK
K2tog
Vertical double decrease
Crocheted hems
Picking up stitches