Box-the-Compass by Meg Swansen
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Box-the-Compass

Knitting
January 1999
Brown Sheep wool
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2448 - 2720 yards (2238 - 2487 m)
This pattern is available from schoolhousepress.com for $7.99.

From Schoolhouse Press:

Elizabeth and Meg collaborated on this ingenious variation on a Raglan yoke. They changed the decrease rate, and used the distinctive shaping lines (6, 8 or 10 - your choice) to accentuate the yoke. Techniques include: short row shaping, knitting up from Long Tail cast on, EZ’s Phoney Seams, and more. Plus a description of how to calculate alternate decrease rates in varying yoke depths. Knit in our beautiful Canadian Regal wool. Multiple sizes.

Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

Additional Information

4-5 skeins of MC (for size), plus 1 skein each CC (images are of sweaters with 3-5 contrast colors)

Use size 5/ 3.75mm needles: 16” (40cm) and 24” (60cm) circulars; and set of dpn for lower sleeve

Finished Size(s)

38 (40, 43)”/ 96.5 (101.5, 109)cm bust/chest circumference