Estelle's Envy by Deb Hoss

Estelle's Envy

Knitting
September 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1155 - 1940 yards (1056 - 1774 m)
31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55
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Introducing Estelle’s Envy (whose name has been taken from a character in Lillian Hildegarde’s novel) is a slim pullover with alpaca collar abundance. The simply shaped bodice sets stage for the drama of its draping cowl. Bodice and sleeves are worked in simple stockinette with rib trimming using sport weight wool. The bodice extends mid-hip in length with gentle shaping at the waist. It’s worked bottom-up in the round to the armholes, then split and worked flat. Long trimmed sleeves are worked bottom-up in the round and set-in. Luxurious collar is worked in same rib using alpaca dk – that is immensely soft around the neck.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Waist: 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51 inches
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55 inches
Length: 24.75, 25.25, 25.5, 25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.5 inches from center back

MATERIALS
Yarn
Sport wool with DK alpaca collar – shown in
• Cascade 220 Sport by Cascade Yarns (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 164 yds per 50g skein); color – Jet #4002 (bodice and sleeves); 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 950, 1060, 1165, 1275, 1410, 1540, 1650 yards.
• Baby Alpaca DK by Shibui Knits (100% baby alpaca; 255 yds (233m) per 100g skein); color – Camel #2005 (collar); 1 skein, or for comparable yarn, approximately 205, 225, 235, 255, 255, 255, 255 yards. Note that for sizes 1x to 3x, the collar length diminishes to 11, 11, 11, 11, 10.5, 10, 9.5 inches, to stay within the not required but more economical 1 skein yardage limit. To work 11 inches for all sizes, yarn quantity as follows – 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2 skeins or 205, 225, 235, 255, 265, 280, 290 yards.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles and notions, etc.
Needles size US #5/3.75mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32-inch circular (use length smaller than waist measurement)
• 1 set straight
• 1 set double-pointed (for sleeve, note that a larger needle size (US #6/4mm) may be required to maintain gauge – be sure to check)
Needles size US #6/4mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 16 to 24-inch circular for collar
Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Stitch holders

GAUGE (after blocking)
• 24 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch using Cascade 220 Sport wool on US #5/3.75mm
• 21 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches in stockinette stitch using Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK on US #6/4mm

TECHNIQUES REQUIRED
Knit, purl, long-tail CO, circular knitting, ssk, k2tog, p2tog tbl, stitch pick up around neckline, short row shaping and 3 needle BO (at shoulders), blocking, and seaming (sleeve cap into armholes).

8 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.