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Charades

Wood House Knits
Knitting
October 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
702 - 1597 yards (642 - 1460 m)
30.75 (33.25, 37, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 49.25, 53, 55.5, 59)"
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This is such a fun sweater! It harkens back to the early sixties, you feel a little Mad Menish when wearing it. The inspiration for this design again came from the yarn. I had been wanting to make a boatneck pullover and thought this yarn would be perfect. I love the texture of the thick, thin yarn in the Rice Stitch. The sweater is a compound raglan constructed from the top down in one piece. The compound raglan allows for a more flattering fit because the rate of increase varies to more accurately follow the shape of the body. It increases more rapidly between the neck and shoulders and at the end to curve around the underarm. Then more gradual in the section in between. The name comes from an Audrey Hepburn movie from the early sixties. It reminded me of something she might wear. This sweater will be a definite favorite in your wardrobe.

Sizes:
Finished bust: 30.75 (33.25, 37, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 49.25, 53, 55.5, 59)”. Garment is modeled with a slight negative ease.

Materials:
Yarn: Fleece Artist Thatch, 100% wool; 100 m per 125g skein; color: Pumpkin, 7 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)) skeins, 765 (849, 938, 1062, 1224, 1392, 1499, 1663, 1741) m; 702 (779, 861, 974, 1123, 1277, 1375, 1526, 1597) yds.
Needles: Size 10.5/6.5mm 16” and 24” circular needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 13 sts and 17 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch before blocking. 13 sts and 17.25 rnds = 4” in Rice Stitch after wet blocking.

Notes: This sweater is a compound raglan constructed from the top down in one piece. The compound raglan allows for a more flattering fit because the rate of increase varies to more accurately follow the shape of the body. It increases more rapidly between the neck and shoulders and at the end to curve around the underarm, but more gradually in the section in between. Since the sweater is worked from the top down, you can easily try it on as you knit to check the fit. It is modeled with a slight negative ease, but if you desire a looser fit make a size that measures slightly larger than your bust. And of course the sleeves and body can be easily lengthened by adding more rows.