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Oshima

Knitting
September 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and yarn held double, after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
2285 - 3590 yards (2089 - 3283 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" circumference at bust
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MATERIALS
Approximately 2285 (2500, 2775, 3045, 3385, 3590) yards of fingering weight wool yarn (held double throughout)
9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Sweatshirt

GAUGE
16 stitches & 24 rows/rounds = 4” in stockinette stitch with Size A needle(s) and yarn held double, after blocking
14 stitches & 44 rows/rounds = 4” in Brioche Stitch with Size B needle(s) and yarn held double, after blocking
Note that for Brioche Stitch, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows: when you count these it will appear that 22 rows = 4”

NEEDLES
Size A (for stockinette stitch):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs* in size needed to obtain stockinette stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)

Size B (for Brioche Stitch and Collar):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles in size needed to obtain Brioche Stitch gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size C (for Ribbing and Collar):
One each 16” and 32” circular needles, and one set of DPNs, three sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size D (optional; for Tubular Cast On only, and Collar):
One each 16” and 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, four sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Size E (for Cuffs and Collar only):
One 16” circular needle and one set of DPNs* one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using Magic Loop Method

Finished Dimensions
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)” circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 4-5”
Sample shown is size 38” with +4” ease on model

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5