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Seedling

Knitting
November 2008
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
826 - 944 yards (755 - 863 m)
36 (40, 44)" / 91.5 (101.5, 112) cm chest circumference

Close-fitting, cropped jacket in seed stitch. Lower body is worked in one piece to the armholes; then back and fronts are divided and worked separately to the shoulders. Stitches for sleeves are picked up around the armhole, and sleeves are worked circularly down to the wrist.

Fit: Close fitting (1-2” / 2.5-5 cm)

Measurements:

  • Chest: 36 (40, 44)” / 91.5 (101.5, 112) cm
  • Length: 15.25 (15.5, 16.5)” / 38.5 (39, 42) cm

Yarn: 7 (8, 8) skeins La Lana Wools of Taos Forever Random Fines Obverse (60% Romney wool, 40% yearling mohair; about 118 yd / 108 m in 2 oz / 57 grams). Shown in Zulu Prince.

Needles:

  • Body: US 7 and 9 / 4.5 and 5 mm, 24” / 60 cm circular needles
  • Sleeves: US 9 / 5.5 mm, 16” / 40 cm circular, and set of 4 double-pointed needles; and US 8 / 5.5 mm, set of four double-pointed needles

Notions:

  • Safety pin
  • Stitch markers
  • Smooth cotton scrap yarn for holders
  • Four 5/8” / 1.6 cm buttons

Techniques (included in book):

  • Three-needle bind-off
  • Pick up by knitting