Plum Rondo a la Turk by Julia Farwell-Clay
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Plum Rondo a la Turk

September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 2000 yards (914 - 1829 m)
33.5[36.5, 39.25, 42, 44.75, 47.75, 50.5, 53.25, 58.75, 61.5] inches
This pattern is available for free.

Rondo is knit seamlessly from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are knit separately and joined to finish as one piece. Underarm holes are closed using Kitchener stitch. Yoke chart is graded according to size. Download only the size required.

Yoke Depth: 7.75 8, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.25 inches

Last spring, Beth Casey of Lorna’s Laces and I agreed that their new yarn, Haymarket -- a 100% Blue-Faced Leicester wool -- would make a fine version of the classic Icelandic Lopapeysa. I love those kinds of sweaters, and I was excited to see what effect Lorna’s Laces jewel toned palette could have on the form: this was my gig!

The yoke pattern is a riff on a German embroidery motif, but elongated and colored in a way that begins to feel a bit Turkish to me.

A Turkish/German Lopapeysa? Why not?

Please note, long sleeve modifications instructions are available in project notes for designer’s sample found here