Ginny by Andrea Mowry

Ginny

by Andrea Mowry
Knitting
December 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
19.75 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch worked flat, after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1121 - 2100 yards (1025 - 1920 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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My Grandma Ginny taught me to knit when I was 9 years old. She is the reason I get to do what I love every single day. Her loss in 2018 was great, but the sorrow can’t stand up to the 35 years of joy she brought to my life and the gift of craft that she so generously shared with me. This sweater was designed in her memory, and I know she would have worn it proudly.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
#sizeinclusive

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
Worn open: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)(55, 59, 63, 67)”/89 (99, 109, 119.5, 129.5)(140, 150, 160, 170) cm
Worn closed: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)(52, 56, 60, 64)”/81 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122)(132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm
Recommended ease is 2-6”/5-15 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34” bust.

YARN REQUIREMENTS
DK (100g/250 yds/228 m) - See NOTES (pg. 3) if substituting yarn.
448 (492, 534, 587, 630)(689, 738, 800, 840) g
1121 (1230, 1335, 1467, 1575)(1721, 1845, 2000, 2100) yds
1025 (1125, 1220, 1341, 1440)(1574, 1687, 1829, 1921) m
Due to the nature of the airy, woolen spun yarn used in this pattern, I noticed that testers using a worsted spun yarn ended up needing more yardage. If you choose to substitute a worsted spun yarn, you may need more yarn to finish your sweater. I recommend purchasing at least 1 extra skein.

SUGGESTED YARN
Harrisville Nightshades (100 g/250 yds/228 m)
5 (5, 6, 6, 7)(7, 8, 8, 9) skeins Last Call

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 6/4 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)
Ribbing & Collar: US 5/3.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs).
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. Go down 1 needle size for the ribbing/collar.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (8), locking stitch markers (8), tapestry needle, scissors, waste yarn or stitch holders

GAUGE
19.75 sts & 29 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over stockinette stitch worked flat after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Knitting
Purling
Seed stitch
Increasing
Decreasing
Raglan shaping
Ribbing
Garter Stitch
Short Rows
Picking up stitches
Slipping stitches
Double knitting
Kitchener Stitch
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off