Crosswind by Rachel Henry

Crosswind

Knitting
June 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (larger needle)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1625 yards (823 - 1486 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” with 1-2” positive ease
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Crosswind is a waist-length sweater that features dramatic flared cuffs, a scoop neck, and a deep ribbed body. The cuffs fold back over ¾-length sleeves and are sewn in place: use your favorite buttons for a decorative accent. Crosswind borrows its silhouette from the sweaters of the 50’s, with steampunk details to delight and inspire.

Worn with 1-2” of positive ease, this garment is both forgiving and flattering. Body and sleeves are worked bottom-up, in the round, until armhole bind-offs. The ribbed neckline is worked in the round from picked-up stitches. Traditional sleeve caps provide a tailored fit. Pattern includes directions for plain ribbed cuffs.

A Hundred Ravens’ Aesir is a round and bouncy 8-ply superwash merino that straddles the line between sport and DK. It has the perfect combination of substance and drape when worked at a DK gauge (5.5 spi). The 8 plies are actually four 2-ply strands, cabled back on themselves; this lends Aesir durability and strength, making it a near-perfect sweater yarn.

Actual Measurements (inches):
Size XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X)
Bust 29 (33.5, 37, 41.5, 45, 49.5)
Waist 24 (26, 29.25, 33.25, 37.25, 41.25)
Xback 12.25 (13, 14.25, 15, 15.75, 16)

Skeins of Aesir Needed:
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Estimated Yardage Needed:
900 (1025, 1125, 1300, 1450, 1625) yards

Gauge:
22 sts / 32 rows = 4” (stockinette/larger needles)
24 sts / 26 rows = 4” (2x2 rib/smaller needles)