Millisande by Ann McCauley
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Millisande

Knitting
November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Moss Stitch, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 - 1960 yards (1097 - 1792 m)
32¼ (35, 38½, 42½, 45¾, 49¾)" circumference at bust
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The generous shawl collar of this richly textured classic pullover will keep you nice and warm. The simple, bold, mirrored cables on a ground of moss stitch create flattering vertical lines on the body and can be worked from written instructions or from charts, according to your preference. Millisande is knit in the round from the bottom up to the underarms without shaping; the yoke and set-in sleeve caps are completed flat and shaped with sloped bind-offs for tidy, traditional construction. After seaming, the collar is shaped by picking up stitches first from the back neck. As you work the ribbing back and forth you will add stitches progressively down the sides of the front opening to achieve the effect of short rows without requiring any complicated maneuvers. Knit Millisande in a bright autumnal hue of Shelter or choose a dapper menswear shade like Old World or Artifact for subdued good looks.

MATERIALS
1200 (1350, 1505, 1665, 1820, 1960) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Embers

GAUGE
16 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Moss Stitch, after blocking
19-stitch Cable A panel measures 3½” wide, after blocking

NEEDLES
One each 16” & 32” circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (i.e., Sleeves)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
32¼ (35, 38½, 42½, 45¾, 49¾)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: +2–4”
Sample shown is size 35” with +0” ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
3 of 5