Mireille by Gudrun Johnston
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Mireille

Knitting
March 2015
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Purl-Twist Knot
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
995 - 1320 yards (910 - 1207 m)
38 ¾ (42, 45 ¼, 48 ½, 51 ½)”/ 98.5 (106.5, 115, 123, 131) cms
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Note: The pdf for this pattern is 14 pages long. Mostly this is due to the fact that the sweater begins with a series of short rows that need to be described in detail, row by row. However the difficulty level of this sweater is an intermediate level (it’s really not that hard)!
Please also note that this sweater is knit with two strands of yarn held together.

Construction
This sweater starts by casting on stitches for the back shoulders and neck. Short rows are worked to shape the top back area and then the knitting continues down to the underarm. Stitches are then picked up from the cast-on edge of the back and the front is worked as a mirror image with neck shaping added in.
The fronts and back are then joined at the underarm and the body is worked in the rnd down to the hem.
Stitches are picked up around the armholes to work the sleeves.

The overall style/shape of this sweater is similar to a dolman sweater but with more fitted sleeves.

Because the sweater begins with short rows it is strongly recommended to swatch in the two stitch patterns used in order to become familiar with how to execute them and in order to check gauge.

Sizes
38 ¾ (42, 45 ¼, 48 ½, 51 ½)”/ 98.5 (106.5, 115, 123, 131) cms
This sweater is intended to be loose around the chest and is recommended to be worn with anywhere from 5 to 10in of positive ease
Shown in size 42in/106.5cm with 6in positive ease (on blonde woman) and with 10in positive ease (on short dark haired girl).

Needles
US 7/4.5mm 32 or 40in circular needles
US 7/4.5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)
US 8/5mm 32 or 40in circular needles
US 8/5mm set of dpn’s or long circular (if working magic loop for sleeves)

Yarn
Note: Two strands of yarn are held together for this sweater.
995 (1075, 1155, 1230, 1320) yards of light fingering weight yarn.
880 (950, 1020, 1090, 1165) yards DK weight yarn
Shown in: Shibui Pebble (224 yds/205m; 25g; 48% Recycled Silk/36% Fine Merino/16% Cashmere) in “Fog” (lighter grey) and Graphite (Darker Grey).
Shibui Baby Alpaca (255 yds/233m;100g;100% Baby Alpaca) in “Fog” (lighter grey) and Graphite (Darker Grey)..

Notions Stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Scrap yarn
Gauge
20 sts and 27 rows = 4in over Purl-Twist Knot stitch pattern on US 8/5mm needles.
19 sts = 3½in over Cross-Stitch Cable pattern on US 8/5mm needles.