Chunkie Gussie by Deb Hoss

Chunkie Gussie

Knitting
November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 25.3 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1665 yards (823 - 1522 m)
30¾, 35¼, 39, 42¾, 47½, 51¼, 55" / 78.1, 89.5, 99.1, 108.6, 120.7, 130.2, 139.7 cm
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Chunkie Gussie – for winter dressing fun! Spawned from my original sport-weight Gussie, this gently shaped lace knit is worked in an aran weight yarn this time, adding springy thickness to the fabric. Wide garter stitch bands trim its neckline and hems and balance the diagonal of its lace – a meditative 10 stitch by 16 row repeat, easily mastered. Dress it up or down with layering. Belt it if you like (I do!). Pieces are knit flat, bottom up, with seaming. Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 30¾, 35¼, 39, 42¾, 47½, 51¼, 55” / 78.1, 89.5, 99.1, 108.6, 120.7, 130.2, 139.7 cm
Waist: 27, 31½, 35¼, 39, 43¾, 47½, 51¼“ / 68.6, 80, 89.5, 99.1, 111.1, 120.7, 130.2 cm
Hips: 30¾, 35¼, 39, 42¾, 47½, 51¼, 55” / 78.1, 89.5, 99.1, 108.6, 120.7, 130.2, 139.7 cm
Length: 24¼, 24½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾” / 61.6, 62.2, 62.9, 63.5, 64.1, 64.8, 65.4 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Osprey wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 170 yds per 100g skein); color – Twig #119; 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 900, 1025, 1140, 1260, 1400, 1535, 1665 yards / 823, 938, 1042, 1152, 1280, 1404, 1522 m.

Needles
US9 / 5.5mm (or size to obtain gauge)
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular or pair straight needles, if preferred
US8 / 5.0mm (one size smaller than above)
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular for neckline trim

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• Pins (blocking wires, optional)

GAUGE (after blocking)
• 17.5 sts and 25.3 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette stitch
• 17.2 sts and 26.8 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Lozenge Lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, decreasing (skp, sk2p, ssk, k2tog), increasing (m1R, m1L, yo), 3-needle BO, short row shaping, setting in sleeve caps, stitch pick-up around neckline, blocking and seaming.

14 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, lace descriptions and charts with tips on making lace modifications at shaping points, row tracking grids for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.