Approximately 1120 (1120, 1260, 1400, 1540, 1680) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 50g/140 yards)
Photographed in Soot
Working Gauge: 18½ stitches & 26 rows = 4” in Charted Pattern with Gauge Needle; before blocking
Finished Gauge: 14½ stitches & 25½ rows = 4” in Charted Pattern with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after light lace-blocking (with slight stretch)
One 32” circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested: US 9 (5½ mm)
36½ (39½, 43, 46½, 49½, 53)” finished (blocked) garment at bust.
Intended Ease: +3-4”
Sample shown is size 39” with +4” of ease on model
Sleeves are worked in the round to the underarms. The Body is worked in one piece from the bottom up, beginning with the lower band, which is worked side-to-side and short rowed at the beginning and end to create curved edges.
Stitches for the Body are then picked up from the side edge of the band, and worked up to the underarm, while increases are made at each edge to create the slanted front pieces.
The Body and Sleeves are then joined together and the yoke is worked in one piece, with increases continuing at the front edges, and raglan decreases made where the pieces join. At the top, the edgings are continued side-to-side, while decreasing into the body stitches, until each edging meets the center Back. The edgings are then joined together at the Back neck with Kitchener Stitch.
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