Beach Weekend by Deb Hoss

Beach Weekend

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22.8 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
935 - 1825 yards (855 - 1669 m)
30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54" / 76.2, 86.4, 96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127, 137.2 cm
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Introducing Beach Weekend – a light weight pullover with elbow length raglan sleeves and a wide boat neckline. Its fitted stockinette bodice showcases the lace of its slim sleeves that are worked in the easily mastered Tilting Blocks stitch pattern. This design is worked from the top down with minimal shaping – perfect for knitting on the beach, where most of its knitting actually did occur, and for year-round wear.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54” / 76.2, 86.4, 96.5, 106.7, 116.8, 127, 137.2 cm
Waist: 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52” / 71.1, 81.3, 91.4, 101.6, 111.8, 121.9, 132.1 cm
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55” / 78.7, 88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7 cm
Yoke depth: 8, 8½, 9, 9½, 10, 10½, 11” / 20.3, 21.6, 22.9, 24.1, 25.4, 26.7, 27.9 cm
Length from underarm: 16, 16, 15¾, 15½, 15¼, 15, 14¾“ / 40.6, 40.6, 40, 39.4, 38.7, 38.1, 37.5 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Finch by Quince & Co. (100% American Wool; 221 yds per 50g skein); color – Honey (#123); 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9 skeins or, for comparable yarn approximately 935, 1075, 1215, 1355, 1510, 1670, 1825 yds / 855, 985, 1110, 1240, 1380, 1530, 1670 m.

Needles
US4 / 3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular for neckline and upper sleeves (note that a smaller needle may be helpful for ensuring elasticity of neckline trim)
• 1 24” / 60 cm to 32” / 80 cm circular for bodice
• 1 set double-pointed for sleeves (check gauge, if necessary, increase needle size to maintain)

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
• 22.8 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch,
• 21.6 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in Tilting blocks lace.

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Knitted CO, decreases (ssk, k2tog), increases (m1R, m1L, yo), circular knitting, shaping in lace (instructional link provided), and blocking.

10 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, tutorial links, schematics, a multi-set Tilting blocks lace pattern page (for managing lace stitches during shaping), a row tracking grid for managing at the same time instructions of yoke shaping, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.