Stormwatch by Holli Yeoh

Stormwatch

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1520 - 2280 yards (1390 - 2085 m)
To fit 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)" [76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm] bust
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Drop shoulder construction is taken to the extreme in this oversized, flowing pullover. Skinny three-quarter length sleeves give a contemporary look. Vertical bands of lace at each edge of the front and back add lightness and interest to the garment as well as a long and lean look to the wearer.

#sizeinclusive to a 79.25” / 201.5 cm finished chest measurement.

This knitting pattern includes written directions, tutorial for bias bind off, notes on working with hand-dyed yarns, lace chart and written instructions, and a schematic with measurements.

Sizes/Finished Measurements
To fit 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)“ / 76 (86.5, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm bust
Finished bust: 48 ¼ (51, 55 ¼, 59 ½, 63 ½, 68 ¼, 72 ¼, 75 ¼, 79 ¼)” / 122.5 (129.5, 140.5, 151, 161.5, 173.5, 183.5, 191, 201.5) cm
Intended to be worn with about 16-18” / 40.5-45.5 cm positive ease; shown in size 34”/86.5 cm.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn
1270 (1360, 1525, 1630, 1775, 1915, 2035, 2120, 2215) yd / 1160 (1245, 1395, 1490, 1625, 1755, 1860, 1940, 2025) m

Shown in SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Fine in Mink; 380 yd / 347 m per 3.5 oz / 100 m skein, 50% Fine Merino Wool, 50% Silk; 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6) skeins

Substitution Notes
Choose a smooth fingering weight yarn in a wool or wool blend. Plant fibres should also work for this design. Be sure to swatch and note that the design uses a larger than normal needle size for the weight of yarn to achieve a comfortable drape.

Techniques
Increases/decreases, three needle bind off, working lace from a chart or written instructions, basic drop shoulder sweater construction, worked flat, bottom up, seamed, picking up stitches.

Helpful Links
Centred Double Decreases