Dolman three-quarter sleeves and an easy silhouette make Veruschka the perfect cozy sweater for casual days. Knit in one piece from the top down, the body features gentle shaping to flatter your curves, and chunky ribbing to keep the mood rustic. A foldover turtleneck finishes the look and keeps out the chill.
Construction: Veruschka is knit in one piece with minimal seaming. The back body and sleeves are worked to the armhole depth, then stitches are picked up for the front sleeves and body, and worked to the same point; there the sleeves are divided, and back & front are joined and worked in the round to the bottom ribbing. The sleeves are grafted at the underseam, then stitches are picked up for the ribbed cuffs. Stitches are picked up along the neckline, and the turtleneck is worked inside out with strategically placed increases, and finished with a narrow rib.
Techniques & Skills Used: knit/purl, short rows, picking up stitches, increasing/decreasing, backwards loop CO, provisional CO, grafting. This pattern includes links to my short row and grafting tutorials.
Size: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52)” bust; sample shown in fifth size, worn with 3” positive ease.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins or approximately 800 (875, 950, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) yards of worsted weight yarn. Sample shown in Purple Mystery.
Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 32” circular needle (2) or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (4); Locking stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (4); Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Yarn needle.
Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows/4” in stockinette stitch, after blocking.