Mitzi by Deb Hoss

Mitzi

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.7 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
915 - 1630 yards (837 - 1490 m)
30½, 35¾, 39, 42½, 47¾, 51, 54½)" / 77.5, 90.75, 99, 108, 121.25, 129.5, 138.5) cm
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Mitzi! – a sassy name for a shapely pullover with plunging v-neckline and pizzazz. Wide ribbing through the bodice adds slimming vertical stripes that extend up and around the raised collar. This piece is worked top down in the round, and is mostly seamless (all except collar to bodice at back neckline). Top-down sleeves are worked in the fabulous cap method defined by Elizabeth Doherty in her publication Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30½, 35¾, 39, 42½, 47¾, 51, 54½“ / 77.5, 90.75, 99, 108, 121.25, 129.5, 138.5 cm
Waist: 29, 34, 37½, 41, 46, 49½, 52¾” / 73.75, 86.5, 92.25, 104, 116.75, 125.75, 134 cm
Hips: 32¼, 37½, 41, 44¼, 49½, 52¾, 56¼“ / 82, 95.25, 104, 112.5, 125.75, 134, 143 cm
Length: 24, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾” / 61, 62.25, 63, 63.5, 64, 64.75, 65.5 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Lark wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 134 yds / 123 m per 50g skein); color – River #107; 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 915, 1040, 1140, 1250, 1400, 1520, 1630 yards / 840, 950, 1045, 1145, 1280, 1390, 1490 m.

Needles
US8 / 5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular (circ)
• 1 16” / 40 cm circ for picking up sleeve cap and collar extensions
• Preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
18.7 sts and 24 rows and rounds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, cable CO, provisional CO, circular knitting, decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increases (RLI, LLI), stitch pick up around armhole, short row shaping at shoulders and sleeve caps, grafting, (minimal) seaming, and blocking.

14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, drawings, a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.