Franny by Jennifer Wood
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March 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
560 - 1449 yards (512 - 1325 m)
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The inspiration for this sweater came from a top that a friend of mine was wearing. I thought it would intriguing to try to design something like it. The top was made with a matte fabric for the bodice and a shiny fabric for the bottom. So I picked out a wool yarn for the bodice and a bamboo yarn for the body. I love the way the two fabrics have opposing textures, yet compatible colors. The bodice is worked in double knitting to give more coverage and balance the weight of the bamboo yarn in the full body. The body portion of the top is worked with increases all the way down to give a swinging effect. The overall result is a fun, flirty top. This sweater is knit from the top down so it can be tried on as you knit to insure correct sizing. The bodice of this top can be tricky to knit until you master the double knitting technique, but the body is quite easy to knit.

Yarn: MC Berroco Pure Merino DK 100% Extra Fine Merino; 126 yd/116m per 50g skein; color: 4574; 23, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6 skeins, CC Berroco Bonsai Colors 97% Bamboo, 3% Nylon; 77 yds/71 m per 50g skein; color: 4198; 4 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 skeins

Needles: 1 set US #5/3.75mm straight needles, 1 US #5/3.75mm circular needle, 31-inches, 1 US #7/4.5mm circular needle, 31-inch

Other: Stitch markers, stitch holders, Tapestry needle

Gauge: 19 sts/24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using MC. 18 sts/24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch using CC.

Finished size: XS S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3Xn size M). Fits Chest: 29{33, 37, 41. 45, 49, 53] inches. Bodice measurement before stretching: 1519, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39 inches. Length: 2425, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 inches.

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