Guayaba by Marzena Kołaczek

Guayaba

Knitting
May 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in over St st on 4mm needles after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
525 - 1088 yards (480 - 995 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished chest (fullest point) circumference:
98 (104, 112.5, 121, 129.5, 138, 146, 157, 165)cm / 38½ (41, 44¼, 47½, 51, 54¼, 57½, 61¾, 65)“ – to be worn with 12-20cm / 4¾-8” positive ease
Janie’s height is 168cm / 5’ 6” with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 86cm / 34”, and is shown wearing the pink sample in a size 2.
Cynthia’s height is 152.5cm / 5’ with a chest (fullest point) circumference of 114cm / 45”, and is shown wearing the blue sample in size 6.

Pink sample:
Yarn: Purl Soho Morning (DK-weight; 75% organically grown cotton, 25% yak; 175m / 191yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Pink Lemonade; 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

Blue sample:
Berroco Modern Cotton (worsted-weight; 60% Pima cotton, 40% Modal Rayon; 191m / 209yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Hope (1663); 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

OR approx:
480 (525, 580, 640, 700, 760, 825, 910, 995)m / 525 (575, 635, 700, 766, 832, 903, 996, 1089)yds of light worsted or DK-weight yarn.

Gauge: 19 sts & 31 rows = 10cm / 4” over St st on 4mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 80-100cm / 32-40” length (depending on size worked) and needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
3.75mm / US 5 needles suitable for working small circumferences in the round
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 10 stitch markers, scrap yarn or stitch holders, tapestry needle

Notes: Guayaba is worked almost completely seamlessly from the top down. Front stitches are cast on using a provisional cast-on method and, after shoulder and neckline shaping, joined and worked straight down to the underarm. Stitches for the back are picked up along the front shoulders and cast on for the back neck. After shoulder shaping, back is worked straight down to the underarm. Shoulders are shaped using German short rows. Back and front are joined together and continued straight in one piece down to the hem. Sleeve stitches are picked up around the armholes. Hem and sleeve scallops are shaped using German short rows. Neckline stitches are picked up around neck opening and finished with one row of purl stitches.