Mendel by Carol Feller
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Mendel

Knitting
March 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1300 - 2100 yards (1189 - 1920 m)
30 (32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25) inches
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Simplicity and elegance are key in this understated top. Drama is created using an open draped neckline and ruched hemlines.
This top is knit as a lightweight material from fingering weight yarn that has been knit with a loose gauge. This creates a flattering and stretchy material. Knit in the round from the bottom up, the ruches and hem are created as you knit. When the body is finished sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armhole (using short rows) leaving you with minimal finishing when the knitting is done.

SIZES
To Fit Bust Sizes: 30-32 (32-34, 34-36, 36-38, 38-40, 40-42 / 42-44, 44-46, 46-48, 48-50, 50-52, 52-54)”
0-2” negative ease recommended.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Finished Bust Measurement: 30 (32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25)”
Length: 23 (23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5 / 26, 26.25, 26.75, 27, 27.75, 27.75)”
Size 34” modeled with 1” negative ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn
Cascade Yarns ‘Heritage’: (75% Merino Superwash / 25% Nylon; 437 yds / 400 m per 100g skein); Colour: Turquoise (5626); 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4 / 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5) skeins

Needles & Notions
1 US 5 / 3.75 mm circular needle, 24” long or longer for bigger sizes.
1 US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, 24” long or longer for bigger sizes.
US 5 / 3.75 mm double pointed needles.
US 4 / 3.5 mm double pointed needles.

Tapestry needle; stitch markers; waste yarn, small crochet hook.

Techniques Used and Described:
Provisional Cast-on
Left and right leaning increases
Short Rows
3-needle Bind off