Garter Side To Side by Lisa Lloyd Designs
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Pattern includes an optional Cowl Neck.
More pattern information:
Finished Measurements: 40 (44, 48, 52)”
Finished Length-Hip: 24 (25, 26, 27)”
Finished Length-Tunic: 27 (28, 29, 30)”
Yarn: Worsted to Heavy Worsted
Gauge: 2.75 sts = 1” 5.00 rws = 1” (slightly stretched)
Needles: US 10 or 11-- or size to obtain gauge.
Note: A 24” circular needle is helpful for working the body. Neck and body edging and optional cowl are knit in the round on a 24” circular needle.
Yardage: 800 (850, 950, 1050 ) 800 (900, 950, 1100) yds
Optional Cowl: add 150 yards to total sweater yardage.
This simple sweater can be surprisingly elegant. Uncomplicated garter stitch worked cuff to cuff at a loose gauge makes an almost lace-like fabric that blocks easily for a custom sized sweater. Two length options are given—for hip or tunic length. Another fun option is a cowl neck that can be attached or not! If knit with a variegated or striping yarn, the stripes run vertically for a slimming effect. The sleeves can be gently blocked longer to accommodate a roll back cuff. So many options for such an easy sweater!
Due to the nature of this design, it may block out bigger or not block out as much depending on the fiber used. The softness of the yarn will greatly affect the drape and how the sweater holds its shape with wear. Also note that the edgings will look ruffled until the sweater is fully blocked.