The Reach by Lori Versaci
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The Reach

Knitting
January 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Basketweave Pattern (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1250 - 2150 yards (1143 - 1966 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for bust measurement 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42)(44-46, 48-50, 52-54)"/ 71-76 (81-86, 92-97, 102-107)(112-117, 122-127, 132-137)cm
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Texture, texture texture mixed with comfort, modern lines and a fabulous indie-dyed yarn come together for this wonderful every-day pullover, THE REACH. Inspired by the island in Maine where I summer and the water that I spend most of my summer looking out at, THE REACH is an easy fitting pullover with interesting hemline (longer in back than in front), a v-neck collar, modified drop sleeve and set in pockets. The type of sweater that you simply want to live in!

And what makes THE REACH really special for me is that it is knit in Viola’s newest DK yarn, Moorseburg DK, which she developed to celebrate the opening of her new workspace and home in Moorseburg Ontario. I have followed Viola since I picked up a skein of her fingering merino in her exclusive Loop London color way. When she launched her new DK, I could not resist! The color that I chose, Dew Drop, reminded me so much of the colors in the water in front of our house in Maine, that I named the sweater after it: THE REACH! Take a close look at the photos so that you can see the lavender and pollen colored flecks. The dying is truly extraordinary!

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SIZES
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Approx 6”/15cm positive ease)
36 ¼ (40 ¼, 44 ½, 48 ¾)(51 ½, 55 ¾, 59 ¾)“/92 (102, 113, 124)(131, 141.5, 152)cm
BACK LENGTH (Front 1 ½”/4cm shorter than Back)
24 (24 ½, 25, 25 ½)(26, 26 ½, 27)“/61 (62, 63.5, 65)(66, 67.5, 68.5)cm

YARN
VIOLA Mooresburg DK 100% Ontario Cotswold/ Dorset cross; 260 yds/ 238m per 100g skein: 6 (6, 7, 8)(8, 9, 10) skeins or

DK weight yarn: 1250 (1400, 1550, 1700)(1825, 1975, 2150) yds/1150 (1275, 1425, 1550xvc)(1675, 1800, 1975)m

NEEDLES
Size 6 US (4mm) straight and 24”/60cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 6 US (4mm) DPN

GAUGE
23 sts and 34 rows = 4”/10cm in Basketweave Pattern (blocked).
23 sts and 40 rows in Broken Rib (blocked)
Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Pocket linings are worked first and set aside. Back, Front (with pocket lining worked in) and Sleeves are worked bottom-up, then sewn together. Neckline is picked up and worked in the round.