Desert Queen by Meghan Kelly

Desert Queen

Knitting
June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
555 - 1 yards (507 - 1 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm] bust.
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Designed by Meghan Kelly, Desert Queen is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The back features a garter border and A-line shaping. Short rows shape the shoulders. The Front is worked in the same manner as the back through the A-line shaping, and then an eyelet pattern is worked on the front yoke.

Once the fronts are complete, the shoulders are joined with a 3-Needle Bind Off, and the sides are seamed. Stitches are picked up at the neck and armholes, one round is worked, and then stitches are bound off for a clean edge.

Specifications

YARN
Kelbourne Woolens Mojave: slate gray 025, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
GAUGE
22 sts + 28 rows = 4” in St st on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 32” (80 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 32” (80 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
NOTIONS
4 locking stitch markers, darning needle.
SIZE
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” 86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2” (5 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS
Simple yarn over patterning, seaming, picking up stitches.

Useful Tips
• For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working short row shaping, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working mattress stitch, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on evenly picking up stitches, visit our Tips and Tricks here.
• For a tutorial on working the Three Needle Bind-Off, visit our Tips and Tricks here.

Photography by Linette Kielinski

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