Keiko by Sari Nordlund

Keiko

Knitting
July 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2012 - 2953 yards (1840 - 2700 m)
woman XS (S, M, L, XL)
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Keiko is a Japanese name meaning one who is lucky or blessed. Feel blissful wearing this easy-going classic raglan sweater with a loose boyfriend fit. It is perfect for lounging around on lazy Sundays or as a part of a casual outfit on a coffee date. The pattern is also suitable for beginners.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
If using sport-weight yarn held double: total of 1840 (2000, 2100, 2400, 2700) m or 2012 (2190, 2300, 2630, 2960) yards

If using worsted weight yarn: total of 920 (1000, 1050, 1200, 1350) m or 1006 (1095, 1150, 1315, 1480) yards

Sample was knitted using both Garnstudio DROPS Baby Merino (100% merino wool; 175 m or 191 yards per 50 g) in shade #19 Grey and Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% alpaca, 167 m or 183 yards per 50 g) in shade #9020 Light pearl grey at the same time.

NEEDLES
for the ribbing:
a set of 3.5mm - US size 4 DPNs
3.5 mm – US size 4 circular needle (lengths 40 cm – 16” and 60 cm – 24 “)

for the main section:
a set of 4.5mm - US size 7 DPNs
4.5 mm – US size 7 circular needle (length 60 cm – 24” or 80 cm – 32”)

also:
8 stitch markers, one of a different color for the beginning of the round

GAUGE
17 st and 25 rows = 10cm (4 “) in straight Stockinette stitch with 4.5mm – US size 7 needles

SIZE
Adult woman XS (S, M, L, XL). Intended ease: +7-15 cm or +3-6”. (Shown in size M with 15 cm or 6” ease.)

Chest Circumference:
93 (100, 105, 112, 124) cm or 36¾ (39¼, 41½, 44, 48¾) inches

Length from Bottom Edge to Underarm:
39 (39, 40, 42, 42) cm or (15.5(15.5, 16, 16.5, 16.5) inches

Length from Shoulder to Underarm:
19 (21, 23.5, 25, 25.5) cm or 7 ½ (8 ¼, 9 ¼, 9 ¾, 10) inches

Length from Sleeve Cuff to Underarm:
40 (43, 48, 49.5, 52) cm or 16 (17, 19, 19 ½, 20 ½) inches

CONSTRUCTION
The body and sleeves are knitted separately in the round from bottom up to the underarms. They are then joined seamlessly to form a raglan yoke knitted in the round.