Anneke by Pam Allen
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September 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1547 - 2431 yards (1415 - 2223 m)
47¼ (50, 52¾, 55¾, 58½, 61¼, 64, 66¾)" [120 (127, 134, 141.5, 148.5, 155.5, 162.5, 169.5) cm] bust circumference
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Shown in size 50” / 127 cm with 18” / 46 cm positive ease

tern / terra cotta 416
7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11) skeins

32-48” circular needle in size US 3 / 3.25 mm
32-48” circular needle in size US 4 / 3.5 mm
double-pointed needles in size US 3 / 3.25 mm
double-pointed needles in size US 4 / 3.5 mm

I love the panels of small patterns used in traditional gansey sweaters. In fact, I find them irresistable. In Anneke, I wanted to combine a classic gansey yoke with a modern swingy silhouette. I cut off the pattern panel a little before it might have been on a fisherman’s sweater. On this wide and comfy sweater, the shorter proportion seemed to be just about right. The sweater would look good, too, in Finch, in a more saturated color. But I love the faded look of Tern, the wool/silk blend I used.

Anneke is an oversized, drop-shoulder pullover with ¾-length sleeves. The body is worked in the round from hem to underarm. Front and back are separated and worked flat with a gansey-patterned panel. Shoulders are shaped with short rows. Shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind off with the WS facing inward, creating an exposed seam. Sleeve stitches are picked up and knitted around armholes and worked in the round to the cuff. Stitches are then picked up and knitted around neck opening for a short ribbed trim with a shaping detail.
The gansey bib is longer at the back than in the front.
If you prefer a hidden seam at the shoulders, work the three-needle BO with RS facing inward instead.

skills required
Long-tail cast on, increasing, decreasing, cables, knit/purl combinations, a small bit of seaming required, three-needle bind off, backward loop cast on, picking up stitches, binding off.
Chart and line-by-line instructions included for the gansey bib.
Tutorial links provided for the long-tail cast on, the backward loop cast on, wrap-and-turn short rows, the three-needle bind off, mattress stitch and seaming