And She Was by Yelena M. Dasher

And She Was

Knitting
February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1200 - 1900 yards (1097 - 1737 m)
30, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50
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Rhinebeck, or the Duchess County Sheep and Wool Festival, is a sea of beautiful handknits, yet I fixated on a woman in a store bought sweater. I loved the texture, I loved the color, and I loved the way she made it look casually elegant. It didn’t hurt that not 12 hours earlier, I had bought yarn in nearly the exact color. I started plotting a sweater inspired by hers. The satisfying texture of broken rib, the warmth and style of an oversized cowl; And She Was is what she is.

Sizes
30 (32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50) designed to fit with at least 2-3” negative ease (the rib is very stretchy).
Sample is shown in size 32 on a model (me) with a 37” full bust and 35” upper bust.

Yarn
Astral Bath Yarns Spectra DK
(5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8) skeins
Or the dk-weight yarn of your choosing
1200 (1300, 1375, 1475, 1575, 1700, 1800, 1900) yards
Other suggested yarns: Wollmeise Merino DK, Plucky Sweater, Shalimar Breathless DK.

Needles and Notions
Two 24” size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles
One 24” size 8 (5mm) circular needle.
Five stitch markers, four in one color, and one in a second color.
Darning needle for weaving in ends.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.

Gauge
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch.

And She Was has been tech-edited and test-knit prior to publication.