Madam Secretary by Carol Sunday

Madam Secretary

by Carol Sunday
March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1310 - 1930 yards (1198 - 1765 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $7.50 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Buy 3 get 1 free. Place 4 patterns in your cart and the least expensive one will be free!

Also available as a knitCompanion design.

Cozy and elegant garter-stitch cocoon with dolman (batwing) sleeves and wrap-around collar that forms a yoke in back.
Easy and fun - a nice first-sweater project.

Madam Secretary is knit sideways in one piece beginning with a provisional cast on at the back. More provisional cast-ons, along with simple short rows and decreases, create the shape. Collar/yoke stitches are continued from provisional cast-on stitches along front edges, and are picked up and knitted along back neckline.

XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL) to fit chest sizes 28-32 (33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48, 49-54, 55-60)“. If in between sizes, make the next size up.

Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn): Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1-3⁄4 oz / 50 g): 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins.
Shown in Angelic smoke.

Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that creates a loose fabric at gauge (the yarn used typically knits up at 17-20 sts per 4” in St st): 1310 (1410, 1510, 1610, 1720, 1820, 1930) yds.

Size 7 / 4.5 mm straight or circular needles for body of shrug and circular needles with long cable for collar; size 10 / 6.0 mm needle for bind off. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers, crochet hook size 8 / 5.0 mm or larger for provisional cast on.

17 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch.

Techniques used:
Provisional cast on, simple short rows (explained), knit, k2tog, ssk, pick up and knit, bind off.

Pattern includes:
Written instructions, schematic, glossary.