wild & reckless heart by ash alberg
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wild & reckless heart

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch, worked in the round, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1078 - 2154 yards (986 - 1970 m)
33.5 (35, 37.5, 39, 41.5, 43, 45.5) (47, 49.5, 51, 53.5, 55)” (85 [89, 95, 99, 105.5, 109, 115.5] [119.5, 125.5, 129.5, 136, 139.5]cm) chest circumference, to be worn with 0-2” (0-5cm) positive ease
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errata: chart b, row 1 should read: 2/2 rc, 2/2 lc.

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the classic fisherman’s sweater is thick, wooly, and full of cables to keep cold salt spray away from skin as much as possible. this sweater, with mirroring cables on the front, back, and sleeves, and seed stitch to fill in the gaps, will become an instant classic. it was designed with a dear sailor in mind, whose own wild and reckless heart inspires some truly beautiful adventures.

needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 24” (60cm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

yarn: 1078 (1148, 1214, 1299, 1417, 1513, 1647) (1712, 1800, 1883, 2022, 2154) yards (986 1050, 1111, 1189, 1296, 1384, 1507 metres), 620 (660, 698, 747, 815, 870, 947) (984, 1035, 1083, 1163, 1239)g of worsted weight yarn
sample shown in lichen & lace’s 4ply superwash merino worsted (100% superwash merino, 200 yards 183 metres, 115g) x 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) (9, 10, 10, 11, 11) skeins

notions: 5 stitch markers, cable needle, 2 1” (2.5cm) buttons, needle and thread

gauge: 20 stitches x 32 rounds = 4” (10cm), over seed stitch, worked in the round, blocked
24 stitches x 28 rounds = 4” (10cm), over 2x2 ribbing, worked in the round, blocked
note: centre/back cable sections = 12” (30cm) wide

ash wears a 37.5” (95cm) finished chest circumference on 35” (89cm) chest and 42” (106.5cm) hips.