Therapi by Stefanie Japel


December 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Body Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
872 - 1744 yards (797 - 1595 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
This pattern is available for free.

To fit bust circumference of 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches

Back Width: 15.5 (17.25, 19, 21, 23.5, 25.25, 27) inches
Length: 28.5 (29.5, 31.5, 33, 33.5, 33.5, 33.5) inches

From pattern description:
If you follow my blog, you know that the last few years have been a rather bumpy ride for me!

I finished my PhD, moved to Germany to follow a research position, came back to the US, had a baby, left my career in science behind, and am now a full time WAHM (Work At Home Mom.)

So, when I saw this yarn at TNNA in June, it appealed to me on many levels.

First, the NAME. Therapi. Some days, I feel like I could use some serious therapy!

And then I looked at the content: 30% Jadeite fiber, 50% fine wool, 20% silk. Jadeite fiber? This is THE yarn for mineralogists (and scientists in general!) You get the relaxing benefits of knitting with the added bonus of actually working with minerals! It combines my interests so perfectly that I knew I had to use it to make something really special!
This sweater is a long, relaxing knit with the only shaping being due to the transition in the stitch patterns. I added a large, snuggly collar that can be worn folded back over the shoulders, snuggled up next to the neck, or just casually floppy-drapey. You could easily add buttons for a closure and use the yarn-overs as buttonholes. I wanted my version to hang open and loose. It transitions easily from dressy to casual, and is my all-around “go-to” knit for these crisp fall days.