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Pickadilly

Knitting
November 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.25 mm (D)
850 - 2160 yards (777 - 1975 m)
28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

VERSION 1.2 RELEASED NOV 8, 2009 with updated stitch counts and sizing.

Pickadilly’s tweedy appeal is saved from being too stuffy by her raglan seams, asymmetrical lines, and kicky crocheted edging. Because the sweater is knit in one piece from the top down, each knitter can adjust length, sleeve length, and waist shaping for a custom fit.

The pattern includes instructions for knitting the sweater, with waist shaping options for decreases ranging from 1 to 7 inches, instructions for crocheting the edging, and alternate instructions for a knitted edging. There is also a separate PDF that explains how to modify the sweater so that the button placket runs down the center front.

When you purchase the pattern, you’ll get access to 3 files. Each file includes instructions for a range of sizes, as listed below.

  • Small size range: finished bust measures 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) inches. Requires approximately 850 (900, 960, 1030, 1110, 1170) yards DK-weight yarn.

  • Medium size range: finished bust measures 40 (42, 44, 46, 48, 50) inches. Requires approximately 1230 (1320, 1400, 1480, 1570, 1670) yards DK-weight yarn.

  • Large size range: finished bust measures 52 (54, 56, 58, 60, 62) inches. Requires approximately 1770 (1840, 1930, 2000, 2090, 2160) yards DK-weight yarn.

(Please note that the yardage requirements are approximate, since each sweater will be custom-fit to the wearer’s specs. If you have a long-ish torso or arms, be sure to have extra yarn on hand.)