Serene by Jean Clement
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Serene

Knitting
August 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1360 - 2040 yards (1244 - 1865 m)
X-small (Small, Medium, Large, X-large) / 30 (33, 37 3/4, 40 1/4, 45 1/4) inches

Serene is a pleasure to knit and wear. The design is softly shaped to be both flattering & comfortable.

The body is worked from the bottom up with optional short row bust shaping. Sleeves are picked up from the armholes with the sleeve caps shaped using short rows, then worked to the long, flared cuffs. Accompanying this design is a full chapter on short row techniques.

The original yarn used for Serene has been discontinued so I’ve listed some possible substitutions. Be sure to check your gauge when choosing a different yarn. Serene would look as lovely in many merino or merino blend yarns as she does in the original Mission Falls 136 Superwash.

Errata: There is an error in the instructions at the beginning of the waist ribbing, for the two largest sizes. That section of the instruction is changed to read:

Ribbed waist
Next rnd: Change to smaller needle; knit around, removing all markers except side and beg of rnd markers .
Dec rnd (extra-small only): *P1, k2, (p2tog, k2) 9 times, (p2, k2) 6 times, (p2tog, k2) 9 times, p1; rep from * once more—164 sts.
Dec rnd (small and medium only): *K1, p2tog, (k2, p2tog) 10 (12) times, (k2, p2) 6 times, (k2, p2tog) 11 (13) times, k1; rep from * once more— 180 (204) sts.

Dec rnd (large and extra-large only): *K1, p2tog, (k2, p2tog) 14 (16) times, (k2, p2) 5 times, (k2, p2tog) 15 (17) times, k1; rep from * once more—220 (244) sts.