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Mohair T-Neck

Knitting
June 2008
Lace / 2 ply ?
12.5 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with single strand of yarn on larger needle, worked in the rnd
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1145 - 1603 yards (1047 - 1466 m)
32 (36, 40, 44, 48)" (81.5 [91.5, 101.5, 112, 122] cm) bust circumference

Pattern Description from Knit So Fine: “For those of you who like a little something to wear under a suit jacket, here’s a turtleneck that provides warmth without bulk. The yarn, a lightweight blend of kid mohair and silk, is used double to make an opaque body (no to mention that it knits up faster when double!) and single on large needles for a sheer trim on the lower body, cap sleeves, and neck. the result is a demure top that also looks great by itself.”

Finished Size: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” (81.5 91.5, 101.5, 112, 122 cm) bust circumference

Yarn: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine). Rowan Kid Silk Haze (70% super kid mohair, 30% silk; 229 yd 210 m/25 g): #633 violetta, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.

Needles:

  • Body - U.S. size 6 (4 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir).
  • Sleeves and edging - U.S. size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” and 16” (60 and 40 cm) cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; 10 yards of a smooth sportweight yarn in a matching color for sewing seams.

Additional Gauge: 16 stitches and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) with double strand of yarn in stockinette stitch on smaller needle, worked in the rnd.

Notes:

  • Sweater is worked in the round in one piece to the underarms; then the front and back are worked separately to the shoulders.
  • A smaller needle is used for the cast-on to help prevent the edge from rolling.
  • When working with a single strand of yarn and larger needle, work the decreases and bind off loosely to prevent the fabric from puckering.