Jilted by Jennifer Dassau


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
920 - 1380 yards (841 - 1262 m)
34 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46, 49.25)"
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Originally published in the Holla Knits Fall 2012 Collection, Jilted is now newly re-formatted and available from my Ravelry and Payhip stores, in my usual style indie pdf layout.

Jilted, dropped, fallen … She may have been left ignominiously by that worthless boyfriend, but that just means her spirit is free. No more quiet evenings in, no more covered-up turtlenecks; she’s going out, and she’s going to wear something touchable and revealing, something imperfect and undone. And it’s going to be eye-catching, just like she is. Dressed up or down, Jilted is a simple sweater with a surprise - just like the girl wearing it.

Construction: Jilted is a very simple, wide-neck blouson with a column of dropped stitches placed on each arm and asymmetrically on the front. Knit in sockweight yarn on larger needles, seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, the boxy fit hits at high hip with deep 2.25” ribbed hem, which echoes the rib cuffs on three-quarter length sleeves. With a simple purl neckline and stockinette body, the focus is on the dropped stitches, which are set up at the beginning and dropped almost at the end. There is no body and minimal sleeve shaping; instead the cuffs and hem are knit in rib on smaller needles, creating the generous sleeves and body.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, knitting in the round, dropped stitches.

Size: 34 (36.5, 39.5, 42.75, 46, 49.25)” bust. This nonchalant pullover is designed to be worn with plenty of positive ease; sample shown in third size worn with 5” ease.

Yarn: Knit Picks Capretta (80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 230 yards/ 210m/50g), shown in Fairy Tale; 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins, or approximately 825 (900, 1025, 1200, 1300, 1450) yards of fingering weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle, and dpns if not using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (7 total; 1 for EOR, 3 color A, 3 color B); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle; Crochet hook, any size, for raveling dropped stitches.

Gauge: 20 st and 28 rows/4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle, 24 st and 36 rows/4” in K1P1 Rib on smaller needle, after blocking.

Thank you to Allyson and Holla Knits!