Astoria by Kay Hopkins
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Astoria

Knitting
September 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
895 - 1927 yards (818 - 1762 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL; 32(36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56) inches
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Astoria is worked top down in a completely seamless manner! Relaxed fit, a shirt tail hemline and easy mock cables add a figure-flattering and romantic twist to your favorite sweater.

Create your own wearable work of art with cable and diamond inserts in the upper back. Start the neckline with cabled ribbing and then drop cables over the shoulders and down the sleeves to the cabled ribbing at the cuffs. Finish it with matching cabled ribbing at the cuffs and hemline and sneak a little twisting cable down the side seam.

This sweater is versatile enough for any season and the flowing longer tunic-length with slight waist shaping enhances any figure type. Wrap yourself in drapey, snuggly elegance that’s perfect with boots, leggings or jeans, and yet dressy enough to wear with slacks or a skirt.

This sweater design pays tribute to Astoria, a scenic northern coastal town in Oregon where the mighty Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean and where Lewis and Clark camped for the winter after reaching their destination.

Designed with about 5” positive ease at hips and 2” at bust.

Yarn requirements: 895(1041, 1204, 1408, 1543, 1735, 1927) yds.

This sweater is rated as Intermediate skill level as the pattern uses increases for raglan at same time as incorporating a stitch pattern. If you are a less experienced knitter I recommend starting with my Roads End sweater first and then Astoria.

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