Elysium by Jennifer Dassau


February 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
630 - 1260 yards (576 - 1152 m)
31.5 (33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.25, 48.5, 50.5)”
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Wrap yourself in the wonderful feeling of this easy, sideways-knit boxy cardigan, worked in stretchy garter stitch with short row yoke shaping. Elysium is knit in one piece from left front around the body to right front; it requires no seaming and can be worn right off the needles. Three turning points in the short row shaping delineate body, yoke and collar, creating a shapely fit around the upper body. The stretchy garter stitch and open style make it suitable for many shapes and sizes; written in ten sizes, Elysium may be further customized in length or circumference.

Techniques & Skills Used: knit, short rows.

Size: 31.5 (33.5, 35.75, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46.25, 48.5, 50.5)” bust, with fronts closed. This boxy cardigan has shaping only at the yoke; for a good fit, choose a finished size based on upper bust measurement, or with no ease/some negative ease at the bust. Elysium should be fitted at the yoke, stretch slightly over the bust, and then skim the lower torso.

Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6) skeins, shown in Violetas.

Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 32” circular needle; Stitch markers (2); Stitch holder; Yarn needle.

Gauge: 17 st and 34 rows/4” in garter stitch, after gentle blocking.

Thank you to all of my wonderful test knitters, who helped make the wide size range possible.

For questions or to show off your sweater, please visit my Ravelry group, The Knitting Vortex.