Focal Point by Suvi Simola

Focal Point

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26.5 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch using larger needles, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1287 - 2018 yards (1177 - 1845 m)
XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL) see below for more information
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Classic v-neck sweater with drop shoulders and curved hem, worked seamlessly from top down. The shoulders are shaped with short rows for better fit.
The upper back is worked first. Stitches for each front are then picked up from the CO-row of the back and worked separately to the given length, adding the V-neck shaping. The fronts are then joined and worked in one piece to the same length as the back. Front and back are then joined and the body is worked in the round, shaping the hem with short rows. Stitches for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes and the sleeves are worked in the rounds towards the cuffs.
The pattern includes a photo tutorial for German short rows and two options for the curved hem.

SIZES: XS (S, M1, M2, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 41 3⁄4 (46, 49, 51 1⁄4, 53 1⁄4, 56 1⁄4, 60 1⁄2)”/ 104 (115, 122, 128.5, 133, 140.5, 151) cm,
to fit bust 28 (32, 36, 38, 40, 44, 48)“/ 70 (80, 90, 95, 100, 110, 120) cm
Designed to be worn with approximately 13”/ 33 cm of positive ease. Shown in size S.

YARN
1233 (1359, 1473, 1548, 1640, 1762, 1941) yds / 1128 (1244, 1348, 1416, 1500, 1612, 1776) m fingering weight yarn.
Show in Lichen and Lace 1ply Superwash Merino Fingering (100% Superwash Merino, 400 yds/ 366 m per 100 g) in color Sugar Plum.

NEEDLES
For the main body and sleeves:
US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long, a set of double pointed needles in the same size (not needed if using Magic loop technique)
For the body ribbing and sleeve cuffs:
US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 32” / 80 cm long, a set of double pointed needles in the same size (not needed if using Magic loop technique)

NOTIONS
3 regular stitch markers (2 different markers for markers A and B and one marker for beginning of round)
1 locking stitch marker
row counter
waste yarn for holding stitches
tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
26.5 sts and 37 rows in Stockinette stitch using larger needles = 4” / 10 cm after blocking.
Use the needle size that gives you the gauge.