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Faux Fair Isle Raglans: Forsythia

Knitting
October 2006
Worsted/aran-weight for body and sleeves
Bulky-weight handspun for yoke
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
11.5 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stich using main color and smaller needles
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
1150 - 1900 yards (1052 - 1737 m)

Finished size: customizable, chest 36” to 52” (91.5cm to 132cm)

Yarns:

  • For body and sleeves: 900-1500 yards worsted/aran-weight in main color
  • For yoke: 250-400 yards bulky-weight handspun in contrast color

Needles:

  • size 11 (8mm) circular, 16 and 24 inches (40 and 60 cm)
  • size 13 (9mm) circular, 24 and 32 inches (60 and 80 cm)

Gauge:

  • 11.5-14 sts and 16-18 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch using main color and smaller needles
  • 10-12 sts and 15-16 rows = 4” (10cm) using contrasting color and larger needles