Spire Smock by Joanne Seiff
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Spire Smock

Knitting
September 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Spire Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1386 - 1584 yards (1267 - 1448 m)
S(M,L) or 35"(41.5", 48")
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The Spire Smock’s knit in a twisted stitch pattern, with careful details to accentuate the waistline and a dynamic neckline to bring attention to one’s face. The stitch pattern is based on Barbara Walker’s “Fractured Lattice” but reminds me of the skyline of a medieval city, full of spires! With its three quarter length sleeves, wide collar, and single button closure, it might remind you of a painter’s smock with a much more ornate appeal.

Note, the delicious Saffron colored yarn used in the sample sweater, O-wool Classic, is knit at a tighter than normal gauge. This produces a firm fabric that will wear well and be warmer, too!