Rosie McStrippit by Joanne Seiff

Rosie McStrippit

January 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
670 - 1525 yards (613 - 1394 m)
33 (36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 53)"/84(91, 99, 104, 112, 119, 135) cm
low vision format available
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Rosie McStrippit’s an A-line, square necked women’s tunic, in seven sizes with a trick up its sleeve. This is a bottom-up, simple sweater knit in pieces…eight pieces, to be exact. You’ll work towards a sweater that drapes and flatters while enjoying completely portable, simple patterned knitting that fits in a purse while you’re on the go!

Too tired to carry a top-down sweater project on your commute, to kids’ lessons or the doctor’s office? These McStrippit designs are for you.

Rosie McStrippit requires knitting, purling, increases, decreases, and sewing up at the end. This design uses written instructions and a schematic. This pattern calls for an aran-weight yarn. It also includes information for how to substitute two strands of lace-weight or fingering weight yarn for a lighter weight garment.

Accessibility Note: This pattern offers an additional Low Vision pdf option, with Arial 24 point sans serif font in all black text and photo captions. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out. If there’s a chart included, there are also written instructions- the chart is not needed to complete the pattern.

Finished Measurements:
Strippy McStrippit is a drop sleeve, bottom-up, A-line women’s pullover, measuring 33 (36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 53)“/84(91, 99, 104, 112, 119, 135) cm at the bust when blocked. Plan for 0-4”/0-10cm of ease in fit.

Yardage/Meterage Required:
Approximately 670 (785,870, 1000, 1078, 1273,1525) yd/ 613 (718,796, 914, 985, 1164, 1394) m of Aran (knit 1 strand only, as shown in sample)
Approximately 1341 (1570, 1740, 2000, 2155, 2545, 3050) yd/1226 (1436,1591,1829, 1971, 2327, 2789) m of Lace or Fingering weight, knit doubled (2 strands together)
(A suggested yarn for this approach would be Lopi Einband.)

The Sample pictured is Size 44”/112cm, and knit in Lopi Léttlopi (100% Icelandic Wool, 109 yd (100m)/1.75 oz (50 gr) per skein). Color used in sample is named Violet Heather or shade #1414.

This pattern has been tech edited by Donna Druchunas.