Journeyer by Bonnie Sennott
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Journeyer

Knitting
October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
875 - 1425 yards (800 - 1303 m)
Women’s S (M, L, XL, 1X, 2X)
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Knit in the round with worsted weight wool, Journeyer is a comfortable, classic sweater you’ll wear for years to come. One of three designs in the Open Road Collection, it features gentle A-line shaping, 3/4-length sleeves, and a flattering folded neckband.

NOTE: The decreases in the FIRST decrease round are not symmetrical, paired decreases. This is on purpose. Please follow the pattern exactly as written. The decreases are placed where they are in that first decrease round to keep the ribbing flowing nicely into the stitch patterns that follow. If you read ahead, you’ll see that all future decrease rounds consist of paired decreases at the sides.

Inspired by Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road,” the collection includes a coordinating sweater, mitts, and cowl that can be worn separately or together on your outdoor adventures.

“Allons! after the great Companions, and to belong to them!
They too are on the road—they are the swift and majestic men—they are the greatest women …
Journeyers gayly with their own youth, journeyers with their bearded and well-grain’d manhood,
Journeyers with their womanhood, ample, unsurpass’d, content …”
—Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”

Sizes: Women’s S (M, L, XL, 1X, 2X)

Finished (blocked) measurements:
Bust circumference: 33.5 (36.5, 40, 43.25, 46.5, 50) inches/85 (93, 102, 110, 118, 127 cm
Hip circumference: 35.5 (39, 42.25, 45.5, 49, 52.25) inches/ 90 (99, 107, 116, 125, 133 cm

Yarn/Yardage:
875 (975, 1,075, 1,175, 1,295, 1,425) yds/800 (895, 985, 1075, 1185, 1305) m worsted weight yarn, or 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland wool, 220yds/201m per 100g skein; color: 8012 (Doeskin Heather)

Needles and Notions:
--US #7/4.5mm 24-inch or 32-inch circular needle (for body) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
--US #5/3.75mm 16-inch circular needle (for neckband)
--US #7/4.5mm dpns (for sleeves)
--US #7/4.5mm 16-inch circular needle (optional; for upper sleeves)
--US #5/3.75mm dpns (for sleeve cuffs)
--Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scrap yarn

Construction:
The sweater is worked in the round on a long circular from the hem to the armholes; the upper back and front are worked flat and joined at the shoulders. The sleeves are worked top-down, in the round, using short rows to shape the caps. The neckband is worked to twice the desired length, then folded and sewn to the inside.

Gauge:
19 sts/29 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking
To save time, check gauge.

Stitch patterns are given in both written form and charts.