Polonaise by Ashwini Jambhekar
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Polonaise

Knitting
October 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1000 - 1760 yards (914 - 1609 m)
30 (34, 37½, 42½) {46½, 49½, 53½}" bust circumference
This pattern is available for $6.00 USD
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August 2017: The pattern PDF available through Raverly has been updated to include all measurements in metric units as well as Imperial. Accompanying posts on my blog (linked in the pattern) provide extensive directions on maintaining stitch patterns while shaping the sweater, and customizing sizing. A full schematic is shown in the final image to the left. Because this pattern was off-line most of this year, it will be available at a 25% discount through August 11, 2017 (discount applied automatically).

Named after a music style popularized in the Romantic era, this sweater is inspired by the silk dresses of that period, which featured leg-of-mutton (or Gigot) sleeves and wide V-necks. Updated for modern lifestyle, this sweater features a relaxed fit (no need for corsets!), a V-neck that stays on the shoulders, and Gigot sleeves that won’t catch in doorways. Made in a worsted-weight wool, it will keep you warm in winter while still looking elegant. This sweater will be a dramatic centerpiece of any ensemble, and can be worn casually with jeans on weekends, with slacks for work days, or perhaps even with a full, floor-length taffeta skirt for a night out.

Finished size: 30 (34, 37½, 42½) {46½, 49½, 53½}” bust circumference. Shown in Brown Sheep Company in size 34 and in Knit Picks in size 37 ¼.

Yarn: Brown Sheep Company Nature Spun Worsted Weight, 100% wool; 250 yards/ 3.5 oz: Color 720W “Ash” - 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) balls.

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/ 50 g: Bramble Heather - 10 (10, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16) balls.

Needles: US #6 (4 mm) and US #8 (5 mm) suitable for working flat. US #6 (4 mm) 16” circular needles needed for neckband. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge. Smaller needles should be 2 US sizes smaller than the larger needles used to obtain gauge.

Notions: 2 stitch markers, yarn needle, locking stitch marker.

Gauge: 19.5 sts x 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in both St st and Spider Stitch pattern on larger needles.