Big Love by ANKESTRiCK

Big Love

Knitting
December 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
908 - 1455 yards (830 - 1330 m)
SIZES XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL) (cm): 106 (114, 119, 128, 137, 146, 157) (inch): 41.75 (44.75, 46.75, 50.25, 54, 57.5, 61.75)
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When I bought Lettlopi yarn (for the first time!) at Mylys Hamburg, Naima the owner said to me: “You will love it”. And yes, this seriously became a big love!

BIG LOVE is worked seamlessly from the top-down.
Start working the collar separately. Then you pick up and CO sts for the back and shape the back neck with short rows. Continue to work the back for the length of the armhole. Pick up the stitches for the front and collar and work both fronts symmetrically for the length of the armhole. Join back and fronts to work the body in stitch pattern down to the bottom ribbing. Pick up the sleeve sts to work the sleeves in rounds in stitch pattern.

SIZES XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Finished bust circumference:
(cm): 106 (114, 119, 128, 137, 146, 157)
(inch): 41.75 (44.75, 46.75, 50.25, 54, 57.5, 61.75)
Please choose a size that gives you approx. 26-36 cm (10.25-14.25 in) of positive ease at bust. (shown in Size M2 with 36 cm (14.25 in) of positive ease)

GAUGE:
18 sts x 24 rs/rds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in body stitch pattern

MATERIALS:
stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder

NEEDLES:
A circular needle size to obtain gauge and DPNs for the sleeves.
Suggested size: 4 mm (6 US)

YARN:
Ístex, Léttlopi (100% wool), 100m (109yds)/50g
Color: 052, Black sheep heather

APPROX. YARN REQUIREMENTS
9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Léttlopi (50g)
Or m/yds: 830/910 (920/1000, 1010/1100, 1080/1180, 1140/1240, 1220/1330, 1330/1450) of a comparable yarn.

Skills
short rows, picking up stitches, decreasing