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Outlined

Knitting
May 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
940 - 1300 yards (860 - 1189 m)
44 (46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)” / 112 (117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 152, 157) cm bust circumference; To fit sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50" / 81 (86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm.
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I love contrasting seams and what would be a better way to make them than Three-Needle Bind-off. So easy, yet so decorative. Because of my love for Estonian knitting, I added another contrasting detail - the Vikkel braid.

So here comes Outlined - a simple and modern top-down sweater with contrasting details. Dolman-like sleeves are worked as seamless extensions of the body and joined with Three-Needle Bind-off on right side of the work, creating visible seams. The shoulders and sleeves are shaped with short rows, as well as the hem.
Estonian technique called Vikkel Braid finishes the edges.

The pattern includes several construction schematics to help to understand the construction and the assembly of the sweater. Photo tutorial for Vikkel Braid is also provided.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
44 (46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62)” / 112 (117, 122, 127, 132, 137, 142, 147, 152, 157) cm bust circumference;
To fit sizes 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50” / 81 (86, 91, 97, 102, 107, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm.
The garment has a generous amount of positive ease. Choose a size that’s approx. 12” / 30,5 cm larger than your actual bust measurement. Sample is size 44” / 112 cm.

YARN
DK-weight yarn, approximately:
860 (900, 935, 975, 1010, 1050, 1085, 1120, 1160, 1195) yds / 785 (820, 855, 890, 925, 960, 990, 1025, 1060, 1090) m of MC
80 (85, 85, 90, 90, 95, 95, 100, 100, 105) yds / 70 (75, 75, 80, 80, 85, 85, 90, 90, 95) m of CC

Sample yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK
(245 yds / 225 m per 100 g skein, 100 % wool):
Night Sky as MC (main color), Lichen as CC (contrasting color)

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Four Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needles, minimum 32” / 80 cm long
Size 6 US / 4 mm straight needle or one double pointed needle for Three-Needle Bind-Off
Size 6 US / 4 mm double pointed needles for sleeve cuffs
Size 6 US / 4 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm long for neck edging.

waste yarn for Crochet Cast-on
crochet hook for Crochet Cast-on
stitch markers
row counter
tapestry needle for weaving in the yarn ends