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Finishing School

Knitting
April 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
548 - 1096 yards (501 - 1002 m)
28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” bust
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Finishing School is a classic sleeveless sweater with an eye for detail. The sweater is designed to fit closely with gentle shaping around the waist, a curved hem and a sporty sailor collar. If you are scared of finishing, this sweater is for you, guiding you through each finishing technique before you can move on to knitting the next section of the sweater.

This sweater is designed to fit snugly with no ease. If you’d like the sweater to fit a bit looser, knit one size up. The construction is unique: You begin knitting at the front hem, then knit the collar separately and seam to the front. After knitting the collar, the back is picked up from the square edge and knit from the top down to the hem. While the hem stitches are live, the sides are seamed and then, finally, the bottom edge is picked up along the front and continued onto the live stitches to create a neat seamed hem.