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Solis

Knitting
February 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 1200 yards (549 - 1097 m)
32.5", 36", 40.5", 44", 48.5", 52", 56.5"
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SIZES
Finished bust circumference: 32½ (36, 40½, 44, 48½, 52, 56½)”.
Length: 21 (21¾, 22½, 23, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾)”
Sweater shown measures 36”.
This piece is meant to fit with 1–2” of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Manos del Uruguay SILK BLEND (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk; approx. 50g/150 yds), 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) sk.
Shown in #3014 Natural.
US 6/4mm straight needles and 16” circular needle, or size to obtain gauge
US 4/3.5mm straight needles for cast-on
smooth, sturdy waste yarn for provisional cast-on
two ring markers
stitch holders or waste yarn

GAUGE
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4“ over St st with larger needles
22 stitches and 22 rows = 4“ over Lace Mesh with larger needles

Note: Though not stated explicitly, any time you are working the Lace Mesh stitch, use the larger needle, as listed in the gauge section.

Choice of yarn is REALLY important for this pattern. It was designed to be knit in Manos Silk Blend, which is a mostly drapey, but still bouncy silk/wool blend. The shape of the sweater is, by nature, very boxy, and the drape of the yarn makes up for and lets the sleeves hang, and the whole thing cling in a fetching way. Choose something with a significant silk, bamboo, or tencel content to get a similar drape. Also wash and block your swatch. Some of these fibers behave differently after washing.