Happy Together by Suvi Simola
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Happy Together

Knitting
November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
846 - 1385 yards (774 - 1266 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
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Beautiful and cozy cabled sweater, worked seamlessly from top down.
At the beginning, the upper body is worked back and forth until the neckline shaping is complete, then joined in the round. The body is worked in the round with increases on both sides to create a slight A-shape and the hem is shaped with short rows. The collar is worked last. The cable pattern is both charted and written and the pattern includes a photo tutorial for German short rows.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 30 ½ (35, 39, 42 ½, 47, 50 ½)” / 78 (89, 99, 108, 119, 128) cm.
To fit bust 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)” / 71 (81, 91, 102, 112, 122) cm.
The sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 2 ½ - 3” / 6 - 8 cm of positive ease.
Shown in size S.

YARN
approximately 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Baa ram ewe Dovestone Natural Aran (185 yds / 170 m per 100 g skein, 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Wensleydale Longwool, 25% Masham), shown in shade 1;
or 846 (952, 1059, 1155, 1259, 1385) yds / 774 (871, 969, 1056, 1151, 1266) m Aran weight yarn

NEEDLES & NOTIONS

  • size 7 US / 4.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long for body ribbing
  • two size 8 US / 5 mm circular needles, 16-24” / 40-60 cm long for collar ribbing and 32” / 80 cm long for the body
  • size 7 US / 4.5 mm and size 8 US / 5 mm double pointed needles for sleeves (or long circular needles if using Magic Loop technique)

or sizes needed to obtain gauge

  • 6 stitch markers: 4 markers for raglan increases and 2 (preferably different) markers for cable pattern
  • cable needle (optional)
  • row counter
  • waste yarn for holding the sleeve sts
  • tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rnds in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm