Minimalist Funnel Neck by Sarah Sutherland
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Minimalist Funnel Neck

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Knitting
October 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in K1, P1 rib, slightly stretched
US 9 - 5.5 mm
700 - 1050 yards (640 - 960 m)
36 inches (90cm)
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This sweater solves my knitting Catch-22: I don’t buy sweaters because this depletes perfectly legitimate yarn resources, and I don’t knit anything ordinary, because why would I want to spend that much time on something that is not fabulous? This means that I never have a plain black cardigan or pullover. This funnel neck pullover solves this paradox, by being a wardrobe basic, while incorporating great yarn and sufficient knitting interest to keep mine.
<p>This sweater is close fitting and an exercise in three dimensional knitting. The whole sweater is knit in one piece from the neck down. I confess one of my parameters was that I wanted a project I could work on without looking, and after the yoke shaping this can be done. The final product is something I would make in more colours and with differing length sleeves and textures, but I am already onto my next eccentric project.

Difficulty
intermediate

Size
Finished bust 32 36, 40, 44inches (80 90, 100, 110cm), shown in size 36 inches (90cm)

Materials
4 (4, 5, 6) skeins Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran (100% wool; 175 yd 160m per 100g), colour#415 Maze
set of US 9 (5.5mm) double-point needles
16” (40cm) US 9 (5.5mm) circular needle
29” (74cm) US 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle
Two kinds of stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
15 sts and 20 rows = 4” (10cm) in k1, p1 rib, slightly stretched