Xian Pullover by Alex Capshaw-Taylor

Xian Pullover

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st with MC on larger needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1037 - 1774 yards (948 - 1622 m)
About 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)" (84 [94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5] cm) bust circumference.

This close-fitting pullover is worked in pieces from the bottom to the top. It features a feminine lace pattern throughout the yoke that reveals a modest amount of skin. The contrasting color of the lace yoke is repeated at the cast-on edges for a polished look.

Finished Size About 33 (37, 41, 45, 49, 53)“ (84 94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5 cm) bust circumference. Designed to be worn with 1” (2.5 cm) of positive ease. Pullover shown measures 33” (84 cm).

Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino (50% silk, 50% merino wool; 150 yd 137 m/50 g): #431 Tatami (MC; gold), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; Cascade Heritage Silk (85% merino wool, 15% mulberry silk; 437 yd 400 m/100 g): #5672 Real Black (CC), 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s). DK weight (#3 Light) and fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).

Needles Body and sleeves: size U.S. 6 (4 mm): straight or 24” (60 cm) or longer circular (cir); Ribbing: size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): straight or 24” (60 cm) or longer cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge 22 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st with MC on larger needles; 19 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in lace patt from Chart A or Chart B with single strand of CC on larger needles, after blocking.

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