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Insouciant

Julie Hoover
Knitting
August 2011
Lace / 2 ply ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1240 - 2110 yards (1134 - 1929 m)
To fit 32 (35, 38, 42, 46)” bust with +4-6" ease
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Errata available: juliehoover.com

With a refreshing natural texture (it’s all about the amazing yarn), a flattering-on-everyone silhouette and meticulous details like a rolled neck, exposed raglan seams and side slits, this sweater is among my favorites. Wear it casual or with something dressier, for an easy elegance upgrade. Loose fit. Scoopneck. Short sleeves. Falls just below hip.

insouciant \ in-ˈsü-sē-ənt \ (french): airy, blithe, carefree.

SIZES
To fit 32 (35, 38, 42, 46)” bust with +4-6” ease
36 (39.5, 43, 46.5, 49.5)” finished chest measurement

YARN
Habu Textiles A-1 Tsumugi Silk
3 (4, 4, 4, 5) cones
1240 (1408, 1595, 1830, 2110) yards
Garment is worked using 2 strands of yarn throughout

NOTES
Even though the design is suitable for other yarns, I highly
recommend you use Tsumugi for this garment (held double). The texture and fiber content of the silk tweed is ideal for retaining a smooth, unpuckered ribbed edge and impeccable texture and drape. If you choose to substitute yarn, look for one that contains fibers with similar properties to Tsumugi, such as silk, cotton and linen.

Also, if your rolled neck BO edge is too tight (keeping it from rolling properly) try using a sewn BO technique of your choice.