Porcini by Annamária Ötvös

Porcini

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Porcini is a top-down, seamless, oversized pullover with round neckline and pockets.
Upper back part is worked first from shoulders to the underarms
then the stitches of the fronts are picked up from the cast on edges of the back shoulders. Front pieces are worked separately to the bottom of the neck then they are joined together and front is worked in one piece to the underarms.
The shoulders are shaped with short rows.
After the pieces of the upper body are complete back and front are joined together and body is worked in the round to the pocket openings, where the pocket fronts and the pocket linings are worked in several steps.
The stitches of the cuffs are picked up around the armhole and they are worked in the round.


Gauge
18 sts and 27 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Dot Stitch Pattern knit flat (upper body) with larger needle after blocking
18 sts and 27 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Dot Stitch Pattern knit in the round (body) with larger needle after blocking

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS1 (XS2: S1: S2: M1: M2: L1: L2: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
155.5 (160: 164.5: 169: 175.5: 180: 186.5: 191: 195.5: 200) cm / 61¼ (63: 64¾: 66½: 69: 70¾: 73½: 75¼: 77: 78¾) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 83-84.5 cm / 32½-33¼” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
Approximately 1010 (1050: 1090: 1140: 1185: 1230: 1280: 1330: 1385: 1440) meters / 1105 (1150: 1195: 1245: 1295: 1345: 1400: 1455: 1515: 1575) yards.

Sample shown is size S2 with approx. 83 cm / 32½” positive ease at bust using The Plucky Knitter Plucky Cozy (90% merino-10% Camel, 238 m/260 y per skein) in colourway Old Money.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 4.0 mm/ US 6 and 3.5 mm/ US 4 for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 2 removable (locking) markers
· 4 stitch markers: 1 red, 1 blue, 2 green

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, picking up stitches.