Berenice by Julie Hoover
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Berenice

Knitting
October 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1680 - 3025 yards (1536 - 2766 m)
42½ (46½, 50½, 54½, 58½, 62½)” [108 (118, 128.5, 138.5, 148.5, 159) cm] circumference at bust
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Here is the lovely Berenice all grown up! This piece features the same delightful combination of delicate lace and cables from little Berenice, but trades the reverse stockinette background for knit-facing stockinette, and the short-sleeved dolman construction for a long-sleeved, boxier drop-shoulder, resulting in a garment that is simultaneously relaxed and refined. Work Berenice in Loft for light, tweedy texture that feels like a cloud or in Peerie for a sleek and polished drape.

This pullover is worked flat, in pieces, from the bottom up, then sewn together. After assembly, the collar is picked up and worked in the round. Berenice may be worked in Loft or Peerie, as preferred; the Peerie version requires less yarn (by yardage) than the Loft version due to the different character of each yarn. The lace and cable motif is worked from charts only.

Yarn

Loft Version

  • 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 11) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

  • Photographed in color Snowbound

Peerie Version

  • 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

  • Sample photographed in color Admiral

Yardage

Loft Version

  • 1950 (2120, 2350, 2545, 2805, 3025) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Peerie Version

  • 1680 (1825, 2025, 2195, 2415, 2610) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 24 stitches & 38 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking

  • 89-stitch chart panel measures 13½” wide with Size A needle, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 24″ circular needle

  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One each 16″ and 24″ circular needles, one size smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (for Neckband)

  • One 16″ circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A

  • Suggested Size: 2¾ mm (US 2)

Finished Dimensions

  • 42½ (46½, 50½, 54½, 58½, 62½)” [108 (118, 128.5, 138.5, 148.5, 159) cm] circumference at bust

  • Intended Ease: + 10–12″ [25–30 cm]

  • Samples shown are size 42½” 108 cmeerie) and 46½” [118 cm] (in Loft) on model with 33″ [84 cm] bust

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Purl Long-Tail Cast On

  • Chain Selvedge

  • Sloped Bind Off

  • Invisible Weaving

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.