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Hourglass Sweater

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts
Heisse Nadel: Last-Minute-Geschenke zum Selberstricken
Knitting
October 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1500 yards (914 - 1372 m)
Errata available: abramsbooks.com

Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “I designed this sweater to be feminine, but not fussy. I chose a wide portrait neckline and fitted raglan shaping, plus hemmed edges, waist shaping, and tapered sleeves, to create an hourglass silhouette that flatters most women’s figures. The yarn is Noro’s Cash Iroha, a beautiful, single-ply, handspun blend of silk, wool, and cashmere that that comes in a luscious spectrum of colors and is beautifully highlighted in this simple design.”

Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 33 (37, 41, 45, 49)” (84 94, 104, 114.5, 124.5 cm).
  • Length from lower edge to shoulder: 21 (22, 24, 25, 25)” (53.5 56, 61, 63.5, 63.5 cm).
  • Sleeve length from wrist to underarm: 18.5 (19.5, 20, 20.5, 21)” (47 49.5, 51, 52, 53.5 cm).

Yarn: Noro Cash Iroha (40% silk, 30% lambswool, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 100 yards 91 meteres / 40 grams): #78 orange, 10 (11, 12, 14, 15) skeins.

Needles: One 32” (80-cm) circular needle size US 7 (4.5 mm). One 12” (30-cm) circular needle size US 7 (4.5 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch markers, removable stitch markers or safety pins, stitch holders, 2 yards (2 meters), smooth cotton scrap yarn in a contrasting color (optional).