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Minimalist Funnel Neck

Knitting
October 2006
Aran / 10 ply (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.

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