Easterly by Laura Aylor


August 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
850 - 1500 yards (777 - 1372 m)
XXS/29.5", XS/33.2", S/36.2", M1/38.8", M2/41.6", M3/45", L/48", XL/50.9", XXL/54.3"
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This casual ballet-necked pullover with an elliptical hemline and bracelet-length sleeves is knit seamlessly from the top down with modified raglan increases. Half-twisted reverse stockinette stitch provides texture in the center panel and on the sleeve cuffs.

Skills required
Long-tail cast-on 
German short rows 
Increasing 
Twisted stitches 
Backwards-loop cast-on 

Sizes/measurement at bust (actual garment measurements) XXS/29.8”, (XS/33.2”, S/36.2”, M1/38.8”, M2/41.6”), {M3/45”, L/48”, XL/50.9”, XXL/54.3”}
(meant to be worn with 0-3” of positive ease. See schematic for more details)

850, (900, 950, 1020, 1100), {1200, 1300, 1400, 1500} of DK-weight yarn 
US 5/3.75 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge in lengths for working neckline, body, and sleeves 
Needles one size smaller for working neckline 
Stitch markers 
Tape measure 
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends 
Blocking supplies

For best results choose a yarn with some elasticity – at least 50% wool is a good option.

Pattern chat thread is here.

Shown in Blacker Yarns Lyonesse DK in Aquamarine. Modeled with approximately 3 inches of ease.