Meretricious! by Professor Fonz


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July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Child (8-10 years), women's s-xl

’Meretricious!’ ’And a Happy New Year!’
A festive jumper inspired by John Watson’s Xmas attire. Ideal for seasonal parties, break-ups with dissatisfied girlfriends and danger night vigils.

I adapted the jumper’s fair-isle patterns from the original Icelandic sweater design (changing them slightly along the way); other elements of the design are original. The jumper is knitted in 8-ply yarn, creating a versatile garment useful in most climates. Lower neckline and narrower sleeves allow for a better fit.

The body and the sleeves are knitted entirely in the round from the lower edge to underarms, then joined together to form a yoke.

The pictured version is child-sized (8-10 years) – please refer to sizing charts for women’s s, m, l, xl. Sizing is approximate only. You can adjust sizing by increasing/decreasing width by multiples of 6, and adjusting length accordingly.

Please be advised that the women’s sizes have not been made up as yet, and are therefore theoretical products of a lengthy process of deduction and analysis. Ah, the process of elimination!

A: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (50g, 55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere) – Navy (18036) 5 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls;
B: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (50g, 55% Merino, 33% Microfiber, 12% Cashmere) – White (18002) 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls
C: Debbie Bliss Bella DK (50 g, 85% Cotton, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere) – Red (16008) 1 (2, 2, 2, 3)
Or any other 8-ply yarn of choice (please note amounts are indicative only)
3.5 mm circular needles – 80 cm, 60 cm and 40 cm long
Set of 4 3.5 mm double point needles (dpns)
Marker, stitch holders, tapestry needle.

Child s m l xl
Chest 78 cm 90 cm 96 cm 102 cm 110 cm
Length to
underarm 36 cm 40cm 41 cm 42 cm 44 cm
Sleeve length
to underarm 38 cm 47 cm 48 cm 49 cm 50 cm

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MY PATTERNS ARE INTENDED FOR PRIVATE USE ONLY. I’d appreciate it if you didn’t make them up for sale or otherwise profit from them. Thank you!