West End Girl by Yelena M. Dasher

West End Girl

December 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
860 - 1370 yards (786 - 1253 m)
29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47
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Thinking about winter can bring out the hyperbole in me: the great frozen wasteland stretches out, interminably, before us… So rather than wallow in a maudlin pit of my own exaggerated vocabulary, I will bravely face the months ahead in a warm, cabled sweater knit in a fabulous and outrageous color. It’s a departure for me, and I encourage you to find a color just outside your comfort zone; something that will get your blood racing regardless of where the mercury settles.

29 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47) designed to fit with at least 2” negative ease.
Sample is shown in size 32 on a model (me) with a 36” full bust and 35” upper bust.

Black Trillium Fibre Studio Pebble Worsted
5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins
Or the worsted-weight yarn of your choosing
860 (950, 1030, 1120, 1200, 1285, 1370) yards
Other suggested yarns: JDMS Hudson, madelinetosh Vintage.

Needles and Notions
Two 24” size 6 (4mm) circular needles.
Five stitch markers, four in one color, and one in a second color.
Darning needle for weaving in ends.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.

20 stitches and 28 rows = 4” (10cm)square in stockinette stitch.

West End Girl has been tech-edited and test-knit prior to publication. The pattern is charted for each size.