it needs 2 to dance by Regina Moessmer
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it needs 2 to dance

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette Stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1181 - 1750 yards (1080 - 1600 m)
XS, S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL
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reworked version


it needs two to dance is a plain and easy to knit sweater. it is worked in rounds seamlessly from top down. neckband, hem band and sleeve cuffs are worked in k1,p1 ribbing. neck shaping will be done with german short rows. this pattern uses the contiguous method by Susie Myers. the whole sweater will be worked on the wrong side of garment to avoid purling.

material

Holst Samarkand, 75% Pure New Wool and 25% Silk.
approx 575 meters/627 yards per 100 gramm /3.5 oz,
col. SA06 ginger lily

gauge

24 sts x 40 rows = 10 cm/4 inches

needles

Circular needles and double pointed needles( or magic loop) US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 3,5 (3.0 mm) or needles to get gauge.

yardage

XS 1080 m / 1181 yards
S 1150 m / 1258 yards
M1 1200 m / 1312 yards
M2 1250 m / 1367 yards
L 1320 m / 1443 yards
XL 1440 m / 1575 yards
XXL 1600 m / 1749 yards

tools

stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder

skills required

Knitting in the round and flat with circular needle and dpns or magic loop for sleeves, short row shaping using german short rows, slanted increases M1L / M1R knit wise and purl wise, contiguous method by Susie Myers

finished measurements

XS, S, M1, M2, L ,XL, XXL
CIRCUMFERENCE BUST
85,8 90,8 95,8 100 105 113,3 125 cm
34 36 38 39.4 41.3 44.6 49.2 inches
CIRCUMFERENCE HIP
90,8 95,8 100,8 105 110 118,3 130 cm
36 38 40 41.3 43.3 46.6 51.2 inches
WIDTH BUST
32,9 33,8 34,6 35 35,8 36,7 40 cm
12.6 13.3 13.6 13.8 14.1 14.4 15.7 inches
CIRCUMFERENCE NECK
54,2 55,8 57,5 58.3 60 61.7 61.7 cm
21.3 22 22.6 23 23.6 24.3 24.3 inches
CIRCUMFERENCE SLEEVE
28,8 29,6 30,4 32,1 33.8 36,3 38,8 cm
11.3 11.7 12 12.6 13.3 14.3 15.3 inches
CIRCUMFERENCE CUFF
22,5 23,3 24,2 25 25 26,5 27,5 cm
8.9 9.2 9.5 9.8 9.8 10.4 11.1 inches
LENGTH BUST
18 19,5 20,5 21,5 23.1 24 24,6 cm
7.1 7.7 8.1 8.5 9.1 9.4 10.8 inches
LENGTH BODY ±16.6“ / ± 42 cm
LENGTH SLEEVE ±18.9“ / ± 48 cm

length sleeves

±47 cm / 18,5”