Gia by Jennifer Wood


July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1214 - 2418 yards (1110 - 2211 m)
Finished bust: 34.5 (37.25, 40.25, 43.5, 46, 49.5, 52.4, 55.52, 58.25, 61)". Size 34.5" modeled with 0.5" positive ease.
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In wanting to expand on the design aspect of braided cables moving into single rope cables that I used in Evelyn, I designed a pullover. I used the braided cables at the neck line and added some eyelet lace to keep the neck band from being too stiff. I then added the eyelet lace in between the single cables in the body to make the body more fluid and lighter. And of course to add a pretty detail. Gia is little cute name that means God’s gracious gift. It was certainly a gift to figure out the design and hopefully will be a gift to your wearable knits! This tunic style pullover that is fun and easy wearing is sure to be one that gets worn a lot!

This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.

Finished bust: 34.5 (37.25, 40.25, 43.5, 46, 49.5, 52.4, 55.52, 58.25, 61)“. Size 34.5” modeled with 0.5” positive ease.
Yarn: Anzula Croquet, 50% superwash merino, 50% tussah silk; 230 yds per 114g skein; color: Herb, 6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins, 1214 (1333, 1500, 1604, 1684, 1889, 1984, 2111, 2283, 2418) yds.
Needles: Size 5/3.75mm 16” & 24” (or longer) circular needle and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles.
Other: Stitch markers, locking stitch marker, cable needle, stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle.
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4” in Stockinette Stitch. 24-st Sleeve Chart = 4.25” wide.

This rounded yoke pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with raglan increases to shape the sleeves. This is an A-line design with slight positive ease in the bust and a lot of ease in the hips. The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjusted. The Reverse Stockinette stitches between the cables are added at different times for the body and sleeves in the yoke and then more are added to the body after the sleeves are divided. There is a lot going on in the yoke; please read all notes. Also there are a lot of markers used in the pattern to make the directions more clear, you certainly do not have to use them all.