Grandes Manches Pullover by Amanda Kaffka

Grandes Manches Pullover

Knitting
April 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in St-st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
612 - 765 yards (560 - 700 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Grandes Manches is French for ‘Big Sleeves,’ the perfect description for this dramatic yet simple sweater. With minimal shaping, this relaxed-boxy pullover is a joy to knit, super stylish and comfortable to wear. It’s a swift knit, in no time you’ll have this unique piece in your wardrobe; easy to wear, simple to make.

Knit kits (yarn & pattern) are available on www.thecraftyjackalope.com

YARN
Diamond Luxury Chicpaca (153 yards/140 meters Chunky weight Brushed Alpaca) x 4 (4, 5) balls.
- Sample shown in Baby Pink.
Optional: King Cole Cosmos (sequin yarn) x 2 balls.
- Sample shown in Gold/Rainbow Sequins.

NEEDLES
6.5 mm (US 10.5) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles.
8 mm (US 11) 24”/60 cm Circular Needles.

NOTIONS
1 Stitch Marker.
4 Stitch Holders or scrap yarn, if you prefer (for Shoulders).
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.

GAUGE - blocked
St-st using 8 mm (US 11) Circular Needles.
12 sts x 14 rows = 4”/10 cm.

SIZES
Small: to fit 28 - 32” Bust (+ 8”/20.25 cm – 12”/30.5 cm positive ease).
Medium: to fit 34”– 38” Bust (+ 10”/25.5 cm – 14”/35.5 cm positive ease).
Large: to fit 40” – 44” Bust (+ 12”/30.5 cm – 16”/40.75 cm positive ease).

SAMPLES

  • Baby Pink with Gold/Rainbow Sequins, in size Small.
  • Baby Blue with Silver/Silver Sequins, in size Medium.
  • Jade with NO Sequins (more drapey), in size Medium.

MEASUREMENTS – blocked
Bust (flat): 20”/50.75 cm (24”/61 cm, 28”/71.25 cm).
Bust (around): 40”/101.5 cm (48”/122 cm, 56”/142.25 cm).
Length of Pullover: 21.75”/55.25 cm (22.75”/57.75 cm, 23.75”/60.25 cm).
Shoulder Seam Width: 5.75”/14.5 cm (6.75”/17.25 cm, 7.75”/19.75 cm).
CB to Sleeve Cuff Length (including Cuff): 27”/68.5 cm (27.75”/70.5 cm, 29.25”/74.25 cm).
Sleeve Height (Shoulder to Underarm): 7.5”/19 cm (8.25”/21 cm, 9”/22.75 cm).
Sleeve Length to Cuff (not including Cuff): 15.25”/38.75 cm (13.5”/34.25 cm, 13.5”/34.25 cm).
Sleeve Cuff Width (around): 5.5”/14 cm (6”/15.25 cm, 7”/17.75 cm).
Sleeve Cuff Height: 1.5”/3.75 cm.
Sleeve at Fullest Point (flat): 10.75”/27.25 cm (11.25”/28.5 cm, 11.75”/29.75 cm).
Side Seam (Underarm to Bottom of Band): 14.25”/36.25 cm (14.5”/36.75 cm, 14.75”/37.5 cm).
Bottom Band Height: 2”/5 cm.
Neck Band Height: 1.5”/3.75 cm.
Neck Width: 6.5”/16.5 cm (8.5”/21.5 cm, 10.5”/26.75 cm).
Neck Front Drop: 2”/5 cm.
Neck Back Drop: 0.75”/2 cm.