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Stripe Seven

Knitting
June 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1096 - 1644 yards (1002 - 1503 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)" bust circumference.
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This sweater was created from the idea of having only seven stripes to a sweater, whatever the size or gauge. The resulting stripe makes a strong, self-assured statement. “Here I am. Seven stripes is just enough. Seven is a magic number.”
The design is knit bottom-up contiguous, which ensures a perfect fit for shoulders and sleeve caps. It’s knit in the round until the last rows of the neckline, when you will knit back and forth.
Choose a cool summery yarn, or a smooth merino for winter – it will work equally well. The bold stripe support solid as well as variegated and space-dyed yarns.
No neck band, no ribbed edging so nothing detracts from the seven stripe statement.

design features:
A-line
in the round
stockinette, stripes
contiguous sleeve/shoulders bottom-up
3-needle BO shoulder technique

sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X) (72/76, 80/86, 91/96, 102/106, 111/116,121/126) cm 28/30(32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46,48/50)” bust circumference.

finished measurements armpit (laid flat): 40(45, 50, 55, 60,65) cm 16 (18, 20, 22, 24,26)”.
finished length: 51(53, 55, 57, 59,60)cm/ 20.1, 20.9, 21.7, 22.4, 23.2,24)”.
sample garment: model is 1.80m/5’11”, size S, and is wearing a lengthened M.

yarn:
MC: Rowan Revive 4(4, 5, 5, 6,6) skeins 685 yards/626.4m
CC: Rowan Lenpur Linen/4(4, 5, 5, 6,6) skeins 685 yards/626.4m
Alternatives: many dk yarns will work. Silk or vegetable content in the MC will help your drape.

gauge:
Washed and blocked: 19 st/24 rows at 10cm/4” in pattern in the round.

needles:
4 mm/size 6 US, 32” circular needles; I used Addi Turbos.
3 mm/size 6 US, 32” circular needles for optional provisional CO.

Erratum:
In the BODY section corrected the decrease rate from 1.75 to 0.75 (only for the measurements in inches):
Repeat decrease row 12(12,12,12,13,14) more times, every 2 cm/0.75” or 4 rows.