I Know That Look by Deb Hoss

I Know That Look

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
995 - 1875 yards (910 - 1715 m)
30½, 35, 39¼, 43½, 46½, 51, 55¼" / 77.5, 88.9, 99.7, 110.5, 118.1, 129.5, 140.3 cm
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I Know That Look is a delicate pullover with a questionable name – there’s a story there.  This design is worked bottom up and seamlessly in the round.  Shown in Quince & Co.’s Tern yarn, this silk wool blend knits up lightly with wonderful drape.  Half-length sleeves are bottom up in the round as well, with short rows at their cap for smooth shaping and ease in setting in.  Extending just below the elbow, I think of these as long-short sleeves – a perfect length for seasonal transitions.  Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30½, 35, 39¼, 43½, 46½, 51, 55¼“ / 77.5, 88.9, 99.7, 110.5, 118.1, 129.5, 140.3 cm
Hip: 31, 35½, 40, 44½, 47½, 52, 56¼” / 78.7, 90.2, 101.6, 113, 120.7, 132.1, 142.9 cm
Length: 24¾, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½“ / 62.9, 64.1, 64.8, 65.4, 66, 66.7, 67.3 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Tern yarn by Quince & Co. (75% American wool / 25% silk; 221 yards / 202 m per 50g skein); color – Cumulus #430; 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 995, 1140, 1275, 1425, 1570, 1725, 1875 yards / 910, 1045, 1165, 1305, 1435, 1580, 1715 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US6 / 4.0mm or size to obtain Stockinette stitch gauge
• 1 24 to 36” / 60 to 90 cm circular (circ) – choose length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 24” / 60 cm circ or 1 pair straight needles (ndls) for upper bodice
• 1 set double-pointed needles (dpn) or preferred ndl style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

US5 / 3.75mm (one size smaller than above, to obtain 2X2 Rib Lace gauge)
• 1 16” / 40 cm circ for armhole trim
• 1 24” / 60 cm circ for neckline trim
• 1 set dpn or preferred ndl style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• Pins (blocking wires, optional)

GAUGE
• 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch on US6/4.0mm
• 21.6 sts and 34rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in 2x2 Rib Lace on US5/3.75mm

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (skp, ssk, k2tog), increasing (m1L, m1R, yo), 3-needle bind off, short row shaping, setting in sleeve caps, stitch pick-up around neckline, and blocking.

10 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, instructional links, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

You’ll find the story about its name on my blog post here.