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Cusp

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1170 - 1400 yards (1070 - 1280 m)
30 (30½, 31, 31½, 33½)" diameter at widest
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A hexagonal bubble popover is cozy and easy to wear as well as boldly stylish. Knit in Shelter, this playful garment is worked from the center out, with spines of delicate cables delineating each segment and forming a criss-cross that makes Cusp surprisingly flattering. When the back and front are complete, the live stitches are united from the wrong side using the Joinery bind-off. The sleeve openings, collar, and hem are edged in double rib. The sample is shown in a tinted neutral — Postcard — but Cusp would be elegant at the ends of the spectrum in Cast Iron or Fossil, too.

Materials

1170 (1210, 1245, 1285, 1400) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Yarn

9 (9, 9, 10, 10) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Postcard

Gauge

20 stitches & 32 rounds/rows = 4” in reverse stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One each 32” and 40” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size B (for Hem Ribbing)
One 32” circular needle one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Finished Dimensions

30 (30½, 31, 31½, 33½)” diameter at widest
Intended to fit bust sizes 34 (36, 38, 40, 42–44)”
Sample shown is size 30½” diameter on model with 35” bust

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Circular Cast On
Joinery Bind Off (Three Needle Bind Off)
Steam-Blocking

Skill Level

3 out of 5