Keep Smiling by Annamária Ötvös

Keep Smiling

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1050 - 1780 yards (960 - 1628 m)
XS1 (28) - XL2 (46)
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Keep Smiling is a top-down, seamless pullover with set-in sleeves, wide, curved boat neck and side vents.
Upper front part is worked first from shoulders to the top of the sleeve caps, the front neckline and the shoulders are shaped with short rows. The stitches of the back are picked up from the cast on edge of the front and back is worked to the top of the sleeve caps.
Then the pieces are joined together and the stitches of the sleeve caps are picked up. From this point back, front and sleeve caps are worked simultaneously to the underarm.
Body is worked in one piece from the underarm to the hem, where the pieces are separated again and the back and front hem is worked back and forth in rows with slipped stitch edges.
Sleeves are worked from the underarm to the cuff in the round.


Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (upper body and hem) with larger needle after blocking
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round (body and sleeves) with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
82.5 (87.5: 92.5: 97.5: 102.5: 107.5: 112.5: 117.5: 122.5: 127.5) cm / 32½ (34½: 36½: 38½: 40¼: 42¼: 44¼: 46¼: 48¼: 50¼) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 11 cm/4½” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 960 (1020: 1070: 1140: 1210: 1280: 1360: 1450: 1540: 1630) meters / 1050 (1110: 1170: 1240: 1320: 1400: 1490: 1580: 1680: 1780) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 11 cm/4½” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Isadora.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle each size 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) each size 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumference (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 2 removable markers
· 4 stitch markers: 1 red, 3 blue
· another 80 cm/32” and 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) size 3.0 mm/ US 2½, or one size smaller for the tubular bind off (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, picking up stitches.