Insouciant by Julie Hoover

Insouciant

Knitting
August 2011
Lace ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1555 - 2500 yards (1422 - 2286 m)
35¼ (38¾, 42¼, 45¾, 48¾, 52¼)" finished bust circumference
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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
35¼ (38¾, 42¼, 45¾, 48¾, 5¼)“ finished bust circumference
Model wearing size 38¾“ with +5” of ease

YARN
Habu Textiles A-1 Tsumugi Silk
100% Silk
265 yards / 242 meters per 28 g cone

6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9) cones
1555 (1710, 1895, 2065, 2265, 2500) yards
Garment is worked using 2 strands of yarn throughout

Samples photographed in colors 35 (Whiskey) & 5 (Mocha)

GAUGE
19 stitches & 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch with yarn held double, after blocking

NEEDLE A (for Main Fabric)
One each 16” and 24” circular needles
5 mm / US size 8 or size needed to obtain gauge listed

NEEDLE B (for Ribbing)
One 24” circular needle one size smaller than Needle A
4.5 mm / US 7

OTHER MATERIALS
Stitch holder or waste yarn, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins and blocking wires (optional but recommended)

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5