Finn Valley by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Finn Valley

by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Knitting
August 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
875 - 1400 yards (800 - 1280 m)
37.25 (40.75, 44.25, 50, 52.25, 55.75, 60.25)” [94.5 (103.5, 112.5, 127, 132.75, 141.5, 153) cm] finished bust.
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Finn Valley is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The back and sleeves are worked in reverse stockinette stitch, and the front is worked in an all-over cable pattern.

Once the pieces are complete, they are blocked and seamed together using mattress stitch. When working the armhole shaping on the sweater front, work all stitches in pattern whenever possible. If there are not enough stitches to work a full cable, work those stitches in reverse stockinette stitch.

Specifications
YARN

875 (875, 1050, 1050, 1225, 1225, 1400) yards of Heavy Bulky Weight/Aran wool or wool blend yarn.
Suggestions:
Ístex Álafosslopi
O-Wool O-Wash Chunky
Green Mountain Spinnery Yarn Over
Retrosaria Zagal
Shown in:
The Fibre Co. Arranmore
GAUGE
14 sts + 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Reverse St st on larger needles, after blocking.
1 cable repeat (16 sts + 28 rows) = 3.5” x 4.5” (8.75 x 11.5 cm) on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 24” (60 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular or pair straights.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 - 24” (60 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular or pair straights.
NOTIONS
Stitch marker, tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch holder or waste yarn.
SIZE
37.25 (40.75, 44.25, 50, 52.25, 55.75, 60.25)” 94.5 (103.5, 112.5, 127, 132.75, 141.5, 153) cm finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with about 4” (10 cm) positive ease.
SKILLS
Working cables from charts, mattress stitch, picking up stitches.