Long Weekend by Annamária Ötvös

Long Weekend

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Long Weekend is a seamless, boxy pullover with striped front and back panel and an unusual construction.
The pullover is made of two, almost identical sections that are worked sideways: We start the work with a provisional cast on at the right edge of the front center panel, then work continues from right to left in striped garter stitch pattern. At the left side of the front center panel stitches are cast on provisionally for the back and left side of the back and front is worked in stockinette stitch in one piece to the left „side seam” where the stitches of the body are grafted together. Left sleeve is worked in the round to the cuff on the remaining stitches.
Then the provisional stitches of the back center panel are picked up and work continues from left to right in striped garter stitch pattern. At the right side of the back center panel the provisional stitches of the front center panel are picked up and right side of the back and front is worked in stockinette stitch in one piece to the right „side seam” where the stitches of the body are grafted together. Right sleeve is worked in the round to the cuff on the remaining stitches.


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
97.5 (102.5: 107.5: 112.5: 117.5: 122.5: 127.5: 132.5: 137.5: 142.5) cm / 38¼ (40¼: 42¼: 44¼: 46¼: 48¼: 50¼: 52¼: 54¼: 56) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 26.5 cm/10¼” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
MC: Approximately 695 (730: 790: 830: 870: 915: 995: 1045: 1100: 1170) meters / 760 (800: 860: 905: 950: 1000: 1085: 1140: 1205: 1270) yards.
CC2: Approximately 99 (99: 115: 115: 117: 117: 146: 146: 150: 150) meters / 108 (108: 126: 126: 128: 128: 160: 160: 164: 164) yards.
CC1 and CC3: Approximately 67 (67: 77: 77: 79: 79: 96: 96: 99: 99) meters / 73 (73: 84: 84: 86: 86: 105: 105: 108: 108) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 26.5 cm/10¼” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Charcoal as MC, Robin Red Breast as CC1, Smokestack as CC2 and Silver Fox as CC3.

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
· waste yarn for the provisional cast on
· 4 stitch markers: 1 red, 3 blue
· 4 removable markers
· 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: Casting on provisionally, working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working 3-needle bind off or grafting stitches together with Kitchener stitch, picking up stitches.