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Fuzzy Hug

Knitting
March 2018
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
361 - 1804 yards (330 - 1650 m)
Child 2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16 years, Adult XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL
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Simplicity can be bliss, especially when you have a wonderful yarn blend. This sweater, using a strand of fingering weight yarn held together with a strand of lovely mohair lace, gives you just that simplicity while being wonderfully warm and soft. A fuzzy hug!

As a bonus, the sweater is completely reversible. The stockinette stitch side features an unusual looking raglan increase line, while the reverse stockinette stitch side shows a raised raglan line in the form of a twisted stockinette stitch column.

Fuzzy Hug is worked top down, starting with casting on for the neck opening. Short rows are worked to shape the neckline (the option to omit those is also given – you’ll just have a higher, not rounded neckline at the front), and the yoke is shaped with raglan increases. The sleeve stitches are put on hold while the body is worked to the hem, after which the sleeve stitches are picked up again to work the sleeves from the top down.

The pattern is written for 14 sizes in total: 8 child sizes and 6 adult (women’s) sizes. Matching sweaters are a hit, no?
Additionally, instructions are given for how to add more positive ease.

Yarn used:
Adult version:
Knitter’s Kitchen CottonWool Fingering (50% Cotton, 50% Wool), 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g.
held together with:
Knitter’s Kitchen KidSilk Lace (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk), 420 meters / 459 yards per 50g.
Both yarns in the colorway: “C’est Moi”.

Child’s version:
Knitter’s Kitchen Silver Sparkle Sock (75% Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina), 400 meters / 437 yards per 100g.
held together with:
Knitter’s Kitchen KidSilk Lace (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk), 420 meters / 459 yards per 50g.
Both yarns in the colorway: “Pretty in Pink”.

Fingering weight yarn needed: [1-2-2-2-2-2-3-3] 3-3-3-4-4-5 skeins.
Lace weight yarn needed: [1-2-2-2-2-2-3-3] 3-3-3-4-4-5 skeins
Approximate meterage/yardage needed of both yarns:
[330-420-500-590-680-780-880-910] 980-1120-1190-1270-1470-1650 meters / [365-460-550-650-750-860-970-1000] 1080-1230-1310-1395-1615-1815 yards.

Needles: 4 mm / US 6 circulars, [40-60 cm / 16-24 inches] 80 cm / 32 inches.
3,5 mm / US 4 circulars same length for rib.
optional: double pointed needles in both sizes for neckline and sleeves, unless you’re using the magic loop method.

Other: 5 stitch markers (one different for beginning of rnd), waste yarn for holding sts for sleeves. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 18,5 sts & 26,5 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Size:
Sizes are noted as ‘[child] adult’ sizes.
Child 2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16 years, to fit chest of 58-63,5-68,5-72-76-81-85-87,5 cm / 22.75-25-27-28.25-30-32-33.5-34.5 inches.
Adult XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL, to fit bust of 74-84-94-104-114-124 cm / 29-33-37-41-45-49 inches.

Actual garment measurement, chest circumference: [58,5-65-69-73,5-78-82-86,5-88,5] 91-99,5-104-110,5-121-129,5 cm / [23-25.5-27.25-29-30.75-32.25-34-34.75] 35.75-39.25-41-43.5-47.75-51 inches.

Garment is intended to be worn with approximately [0-5] 0-15 cm / [0-2] 0-6 inches of positive ease for [child] adult size.


This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. Thanks to everyone involved!