Sweet Lullaby by Annamária Ötvös

Sweet Lullaby

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1235 - 1885 yards (1129 - 1724 m)
XS (28-30) - XL2 (48-50)
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Sweet Lullaby is knit seamlessly from the top down with stranded colourwork circular yoke.
At the top of the yoke some short rows are worked to lower the front neckline. When the neckline shaping is complete the yoke is worked in the round and it is shaped with traditional increase rings as well as increases that are incorporated into the colourwork.
After the yoke is complete the stitches of the sleeves are set a side and the body is worked to the bottom hem, then the sleeves are worked in the round to the cuff.
Finally the stitches of the neckband are picked up and some rounds are worked in rib pattern to finish the neckline.


Gauge
24 sts and 32 rows = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit flat (short rows) with larger needle after blocking
24 sts and 32 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round (yoke, body and sleeves) with larger needle after blocking
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Sizes
XS (S: M: L: XL1: XL2)

Finished Measurements
89 (100: 111: 120: 131: 141.5) cm / 35 (39¼: 43¾: 47¼: 51½: 55¾) inches bust circumference at underarm.

Intended to fit with approx. 13-20 cm/5¼-7¾” positive ease at bust.

Yarn
MC: Approximately 1024 (1130: 1235: 1340: 1440: 1560) meters / 1120 (1235: 1350: 1465: 1575: 1705) yards
CC: Approximately 105 (120: 130: 135: 150: 165) meters / 115 (130: 140: 150: 165: 180) yards

Sample shown is size S with approx. 14 cm/5½” positive ease at bust using MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Merino, 384 m /420 y per skein) in colourway Silver Fox as MC and Charcoal as CC.

Needles
· 80 cm/32” circular needle in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ (or size to obtain gauge)
· 40 cm/16” circular needle or double pointed needles (dpns) in each of the following sizes: 3.5 mm/ US 4 and 3.0 mm/ US 2½ for working in small circumferences (or size to obtain gauge) (optional)

Notions
· spare circular needles or waste yarn for holding stitches
· 2 stitch markers: 1 red, 3 blue

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Working in the round with dpns or magic loop, working short rows, working stranded colourwork from chart, picking up stitches.