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Puzzle Me This

Knitting
November 2008
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette; 18 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter Slip-Stitch pattern from chart; 20-st marked center cable section of Sleeve chart measures about 3.5" / 9 cm wide.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1200 - 1600 yards (1097 - 1463 m)
43.25 (48.5, 54)" / 110 (123, 137) cm chest circumference

Texture and technique enough to please any knitter, with pieces that fit together like a good puzzle. Body is combination of garter and slip-stitch patterns, complemented with one cable panel on the sleeve, saddle shoulder, and front band, and finished off with I-cord on the front edge.

Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately in pattern to the shoulders. Sleeves are worked from cuff to shoulders, with the central cable continuing into the saddle shoulder extensions. Jacket is put together with three-needle bind-off.

Fit: Oversize (6” / 15 cm or more)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 43.25 (48.5, 54)” / 110 (123, 137) cm
  • Length: 18.75 (20.25, 21.5)” / 47.5 (51, 54.5) cm

Yarn: 6 (7, 8) skeins Harrisville New England Knitter’s Highland (100% wool; about 200 yd / 183 m = 100 g). Shown in #19, Blackberry.

Needles: US 8 / 5 mm - two 24” / 60 cm circular needles. US 10 / 6 mm needle of any kind for three-needle bind-off.

Notions:

  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders

Techniques (included in book):

  • Chart reading
  • Slip stitches
  • K1F&B increase
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting