Perennial by Norah Gaughan

Perennial

Knitting
November 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
885 - 2325 yards (809 - 2126 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)
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Perennial is knit in pieces, from the bottom up. The lower front is shaped with German short rows to be higher in the center. The body has an a-line shape, low crewneck and set in sleeves. Two over two cables are combined with twisted stitches to make the leaves and leaf veins on the front and back. The back has a straight cable panel, while the front cable panel expands gracefully to form a subtle yoke effect.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9)

Recommended ease: 4–6” / 10–15 cm of positive ease.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust Circumference: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) (56, 60, 64, 68)” / 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122,132) (142, 152.5, 162.5, 173) cm.
Length from Lowest Point to High Shoulder: 19 (19.5, 20, 20.5, 21) (22, 23, 24, 25)” / 48 (49.5, 51, 52, 53.5) (56, 58.5, 61, 63.5) cm.
Length from Underarm to Hem: 11 (11, 11, 11, 11) (11.5, 12, 12.5, 13)” / 28 (28, 28, 28, 28) (29, 30.5, 32, 33) cm.
Sleeve Length: 16” / 40.5 cm.
Upper Arm Circumference: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) (18, 19, 20, 21)” / 33 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 43) (45.5, 48, 51, 53.5) cm.

MATERIALS
Yarn: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) (7, 7, 8, 9) skeins of Corrie Worsted by La Bien Aimée (75% Falkland Corriedale, 25% Gotland, 250 yds / 230 m – 100 g), colorway Lise.

Or 885 (1020, 1165, 1310, 1465) (1660, 1870, 2090, 2325) yds / 810 (935, 1065, 1200, 1340) (1520, 1710, 1915, 2125) m of light worsted weight yarn.

Needles: US 6 / 4 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles or straight, US 3 / 3.25 mm 32” / 80 cm circular needles or straight, US 3 / 3.25 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needles for neck.

Notions: Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.

GAUGE
22 sts x 30 rows to 4” /10 cm on US 6/ 4 mm needles in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Cable panel measures 4.25” / 11 cm across, knit on US 6/ 4 mm needles, after blocking. 24 sts x 32 rows to 4” /10 cm on US 3/ 3.25 mm needles in 2x2 rib, after blocking.