Knit yourself a waist by Asja Janeczek
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Knit yourself a waist

Knitting
October 2015
fingering weight yarn which knits up to the given gauge
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1395 - 2000 yards (1276 - 1829 m)
S (M, L) {XL, XXL}
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Knit yourself a waist is a classic raglan sweater, worked seamlessly from top down, with round neck opening deepened in front with short rows, long sleeves, hems worked in twisted ribbing, and an eye catching fair isle pattern. Flattering graphic and placement of the fair isle pattern creates an illusion of slimmer waist.

You can either work the fair isle pattern in one contrasting colour (use a variegated yarn like presented in the sample to achieve a spectacular effect), or work each pattern section in different colour. Using a gradient colour yarn or few shades of the same colour (from the most light to the darkest shade in the middle of the fair isle patterning) may additionally emphasize the flattery of patterning used in this sweater.

This pattern has not been tested, therefore I would like to ask you to notify me if you find any mistake in the pattern. Any feedback would be much appreciated! Thank you!

PATTERN ERROR
There is a mistake in pattern in section: Shaping of the neck opening, row 2nd and 4th, please work: “rep: p to m, sm 4 times” instead of 5 times given in the pattern.

Sizes available: S (M, L) {XL, XXL}

Finished measurements
Measurements of the finished sweater in the bust: 86.5 (96, 105.5) {115, 125} cm / 34 (37 ½, 41 ½) {45 ½, 49} “ to fit body measurements in the bust area: 81 - 86.5 (91 – 96.5, 99 – 104) {109 - 114, 119.5 -124.5} cm / 32 - 34 (36 - 38, 39 - 41 {43 - 45, 47 - 49} “.
Sweater is designed to be worn with 0 – 5 cm / 0 - 2” of positive ease.
Model in the pictures wears sweater in size M and has 92 cm / 36.5 ” circumference in the bust (with 4 cm / 1.6 “ of positive ease in the bust)

Yarn
MC (main colour): Natural Fantasy Lily, 850 meters (930 yards) / 100 g (NM: 2/17000), 90% Merino, 10% Cashmere, colour: gray (10495), held double.
CC (contrasting colour): Handspun yarn, 340 meters (372 yards) / 95 g, 100% Corriedale, made by Laura1971

Or any fingering weight yarn which knits up to the given gauge.

Estimated yardage (fingering weight yarn):
MC: 1116 m / 1220 yd (1200 m / 1312 yd, 1320 m / 1443 yd) {1450 m / 1585 yd, 1590 m / 1739 yd}
CC: 160 m / 175 yd (170 m / 186 yd, 190 m / 208 yd) {215 m / 235 yd, 240 m / 263 yd}
Please, note, that the yardage given above is only estimated!

Gauge
25 sts x 32 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4” with needles in size A, in stockinette stitch after blocking
27 sts x 38 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” x 4”with needles in size B, in 2x2 twisted rib pattern after blocking

Needles
Circular needle:
size A: 3.5 mm / US 4 (100 cm /40” long)
Size B: 3 mm / US 2½ (100 cm /40” long)

Other notions
• 2 stitch holders or waste yarn (sleeves)
• 8 stitch markers