Fresh Start by Suvi Simola
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Fresh Start

Knitting
May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
920 - 1350 yards (841 - 1234 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) (see notes section below for more information)
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Relaxed V-neck sweater with drop shoulders, ¾ length sleeves and a little hidden pocket, worked in contrasting color. The upper body is worked back and forth, the rest of the body and sleeves in the round. The edge of the V-neck is left unfinished.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 41 ¾ (44 ½, 48, 49 ¾, 54 ¼, 56)” / 106 (113, 122, 126.5, 138, 142) cm;
to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 72 (82, 92, 102, 112, 122) cm.
The sweater is designed to be worn with a large amount of positive ease:

  • 12-13 ¾” / 30.5-35 cm for sizes XS, S and M
  • 8-10 ¼” / 20.5-26 cm for sizes L, XL and XXL.

The positive ease is already built into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
Worsted weight yarn, approximately:

  • 895 (975, 1055, 1140, 1245, 1320) yds / 820 (895, 965, 1045, 1140, 1210) m MC
  • 25 (25, 25, 30, 30, 30) yds / 23 (23, 23, 28, 28, 28) m CC

Shown in Geilsk Hamp og uld (126 yds / 115 m per 50 g skein, 65 % wool, 35 % hemp); color 106 as MC
and Isager Merilin, held double (228 yds / 208 m per 50 g skein, 80 % wool, 20 % linen); color 59 as CC

NEEDLES
size US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
size US 6 / 4 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long
size US 7 / 4.5 mm double pointed needles for sleeves or a long circular needle if using Magic loop technique
size US 6 / 4 mm double pointed needles for sleeves or a long circular needle if using Magic loop technique
size US 7 / 4.5 mm spare needles for pocket lining (you can use two double pointed needles for this)

NOTIONS
3 regular stitch markers
1 locking stitch marker
row counter
waste yarn for holding stitches
tapestry needle

GAUGE
18 sts and 25 rows in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm