The Princess and the Seed by Carol Sunday
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The Princess and the Seed

Knitting
August 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
960 - 1370 yards (878 - 1253 m)
33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49)"
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Little fitted jacket has princess-style shaping, seed stitch side panels and lots of lovely details. The princess-style shaping gives an expertly tailored fit, while the seed stitch side panels, with their shorter row gauge, allow the sweater to scoop up slightly over the hips and down slightly lower in front and back. One or two optional pockets are easily knit in.

The construction is worked flat with seams and set-in sleeves, further enhancing the fine fit of this knitted jacket. Buttonholes are integrated into the attached I-cord trim which is added all around.

Finished sweater sizes: 33 (35, 37, 39, 41, 45, 49)”. -1 to 3” ease recommended.
Shown in size 37 worn with 2” ease on model and 1” ease on dress form.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (light worsted weight - 137 yds / 125 m per 50g skein) in Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10) skeins. Shown in Nirvana charcoal.
Substitute any worsted weight yarn that works nicely to gauge.

Needles: Size 8 US (5 mm) straight or circular needles for sweater, size 5 US (3.75 mm) double-pointed needles for attached I-cord.
Adjust needle sizes if necessary.

Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holders, tapestry needle, seven (or desired number) 7/8” to 1” buttons.

Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” in seed stitch. For a good fit, be sure to work a large gauge swatch in both stockinette and seed stitch. Measure gauge from the center of a washed and dried swatch.

Techniques used: Attached I-cord, short rows (explained), 3-needle bind off. (here’s a link to the popular wrapless short row method that I devised in 2009): http://www.sundayknits.com/techniques/shortrows.html

Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematics, glossary.