May by Deb Hoss
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May

Knitting
May 2011
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
815 - 1525 yards (745 - 1394 m)
31, 34½, 38¼, 42, 45½, 49¼, 53 " / 78.75, 87.5, 97.25, 106.75, 115.5, 125, 134.5 cm
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Springtime dreaming inspires a return to short sleeves in this design. Ribbed cables add texture to the deep v-neckline, as it hugs the body and extends hip length – one of my favorite silhouettes. May is worked in the round, from the bottom up, until the start of the neckline where it splits and is worked back and forth. Invisible waist shaping is worked gradually into its cable rib stitch pattern. Set-in sleeves worked from the bottom up begin in the round and are then worked flat during cap shaping. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for rib trimming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 34½, 38¼, 42, 45½, 49¼, 53 ” / 78.75, 87.5, 97.25, 106.75, 115.5, 125, 134.5 cm
Waist: 27, 30½, 34¼, 38, 41½ , 45¼, 49 ” / 68.5, 77.5, 87, 96.5, 105.5, 115, 124.5 cm
Hip: 33, 36½, 40¼, 44, 47½, 51¼, 55 ” / 83.75, 92.75, 102.25, 111.75, 120.75, 130.25, 139.75 cm
Length: 25¾, 26¼, 26½, 26¾, 27, 27¼, 27½ ” / 65.5, 66.75, 67.25, 68, 68.5, 69.25, 70 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Windlass #708; 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10 skeins or, for comparable yarn approx 815, 925, 1050, 1165, 1275, 1410, 1525 yds / 745, 845, 960, 1065, 1165, 1290, 1395 m.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular – use length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 pair straight
• 1 cable needle
• 1 set double pointed or preferred style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round
US4/ 3.5mm – one size smaller than above
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular – for neckline trim
• 1 set double pointed – for sleeve trim
US2/2.75 mm
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular – for alternative method of stitch pick up around neckline, recommended for cotton yarn

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking, blocking wires optional

GAUGE (after blocking)
24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
24 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in cable rib pattern

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, cable CO, decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (pfb), cables, stitch pick up around neckline, short row shaping and 3-needle BO (at shoulders), and some seaming (a short bit at the left underarm and sleeve caps into armholes).

12 pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, drawings, a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.