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Cusco

Knitting
November 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
924 - 1056 yards (845 - 966 m)
69 (78)" / 175.5 (198) cm chest circumference

Soft, lightweight, simple, and warm, Cusco is constructed from two rectangles in charted lace pattern. Jacket assumes a bolero structure when put on, and can be worn open or closed, with a pin or with the collar draped. Each half of the body is worked flat from the center outward. Side seam is joined using three-needle bind-off method, and then sleeve is worked in the round down to the cuff. Then the two completed halves are jointed at center back using three-needle bind-off.

Sizing notes:
Because of the unusual shape and drapey fit of this garment, Size A will fit a size small to medium frame with about a 30” to 38” / 76 to 96.5 cm chest, and Size B will fit a medium to large frame with about a 40” to 48” / 101.5 to 122 cm chest.

Yarn: 7 (8) skeins Cascade Pastaza (50% llama, 50% wool; 1q32 yd / 121 m in 100 grams). Shown in #065 Claret.

Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm, 24” and 16” / 60 and 40 cm circular needles.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for provisional cast-on

Techniques (included in book):

  • Provisional cast-on
  • Chart reading
  • Three-needle bind-off