Nor Good Red Herring by Jessie McKitrick
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Nor Good Red Herring

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
975 - 2340 yards (892 - 2140 m)
Women's XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) To fit bust sizes: 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 121, 132)cm, [28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches]
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Nor Good Red Herring was inspired by a herringbone pattern from a Dutch fishing gansey, but has here been transposed onto a circular yoke more in keeping with an Icelandic-style sweater, and worked in a luxurious English-spun merino yarn—making it neither fish, nor fowl, nor good red herring. The herringbone pattern runs not only around the yoke, but also up the sides and mirrored on the sleeves. Nor Good Red Herring is casually elegant and perfect for winter or transitional season layering. While perhaps a sweater more suited for home, office, or a winter outing than it is in a herring boat, it’s also quite suitable for the eating of herring, whether you prefer it pickled, fried, or indeed in candy form.

Sizing: Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X)
To fit bust sizes: 71 (81, 91.5, 101.5, 112, 121, 132)cm, 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52) inches, worn with minimal ease. Shown in size M.

Yarn Stories Fine Merino 4 Ply (100% fine merino; 195 yd/178 m per50g skein); colour: Lilac; 5 (6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls

Nor Good Red Herring is knit seamlessly from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are knit separately to the underarms and joined to finish as one piece. Underarm holes are grafted closed using Kitchener stitch.