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Weekend Retreat

Knitting
July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
4.75 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in moss stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
36 1/4 (39 1/2, 44 3/4, 48 3/4, 53)"

For this casual comfy pullover, I challenged myself to spin my own 3-ply yarn. Worked in an allover pattern of moss stitch to help hide thick and thin areas in the yarn, my gauge varied from 4.5 to 5.5 stitches/inch. I followed the basic drop-shoulder instructions in The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters for 5 stitches/inch for a finished size of 42” (106.5 cm), anticipating that there could be a difference of an inch or two one way or the other. When finished, the chest circumference measured a bit more than 44” (112 cm), indicating that my overall gauge was consistently less than 5 stitches/inch. I picked armhole and body lengths to match the larger finished proportions, and I shortened the sleeve length of the size I followed from the table to account for the wider upper body width. The moss-stitch pattern continues into the funnel neck for uninterrupted patterning.

This pattern appears in the electronic version of this book but not in the hardback version.