mainstay by Lori Versaci
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mainstay

Knitting
August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 2050 yards (1143 - 1875 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for busts 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)"/ 76 (86, 97, 107)(117, 127, 137)cm
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This seaworthy crew neck pullover, features modern lines, shirt tail hem and comfortable fit and is sure to become a mainstay in any wardrobe!

Simple stockinette stitch is outlined in classic 1x1 rib. The accented shirt tailed side vents and beautifully curved, deeper crew neckline and relaxed fit throughout make it the kind of sweater that you want to wear all the time. And, it can be knit with your choice of full or 3/4 length sleeves.

Shown here in a M with 3/4 sleeves, it is knit in The Plucky Knitter Crew, which has 25% cotton, in the colorway Yellow Submarine, for year-round wear.

Shown in photos: Size M with 3/4 length sleeves, knit in The Plucky Knitter Crew; color Yellow Submarine

SIZES
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for bust 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)“/ 76 (86, 97, 107)(117, 127, 137)cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Includes approximately 6”/15cm positive ease)
36 (40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60)”/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5)cm
BACK LENGTH
(2” longer than front)
23 ¾ (24 ¼, 24 ¾, 25 ¼)(25 ¾, 26 ¼, 26 ¾)”/60.5 (61.5, 63, 64)(65.5, 66.5, 68)cm

YARN
The Plucky Knitter crew 75% merino wool, 25% cotton; 300 yds per skein
For 3/4 length sleeves: 5 (5, 5, 6)(6, 7, 7) skeins
For full-length sleeves: 5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 7, 8) skeins

The Plucky Knitter Sweater 90% merino, 10% nylon; 270 yards per skein
For 3/4 length sleeves: 5 (6, 6, 7)(7, 8, 8) skeins
For full-length sleeves: 5 (6, 7, 7)(8, 8, 9) skeins

The Plucky Knitter Travelers DK 65% extrafine SW merino, 20% Mulberry silk, 15% yak; 275 yards per skein
For 3/4 length sleeves: 5 (5, 6, 6)(7, 7, 8) skeins
For full-length sleeves: 5 (6, 6, 7,)(8, 8, 9) skeins

NEEDLES
Size 5 US (3.75mm) straight and 16”/40cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE
24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/ 10cm in St st (blocked). Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Front, Back and Sleeves are worked from the bottom-up and joined. Neckband sts are picked up and worked.