Happy Hour by Marie Greene

Happy Hour

Knitting
September 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1125 - 2109 yards (1029 - 1928 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
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Here in the Pacific Northwest our favorite pre-Pandemic outings were for Happy Hour. Typically offered between 3 – 5 PM, meeting a friend for Happy Hour was often the most looked-forward-to date on the calendar. It meant meeting at a favorite local haunt to share a tasty bite to eat and maybe a glass of wine (at a discount!). For me, Happy Hour is about stepping away from the stresses of the day to savor the last bits of daylight with a friend. We may be finding new ways to connect these days, but we can still mark those hours from 3-5 once in a while to connect with our favorite people. What time shall we meet for Happy Hour? Choose 3 PM, 4 PM, or 5 PM by selecting the same number of pattern repeats on your yoke. (Instructions are provided for working 3, 4, or 5 yoke pattern repeats.)

Gauge: 24 st and 34 rows in stockinette stitch, blocked
Needles
Note: Adjust your needle size, if necessary, to obtain correct gauge. You may need to go up or down a needle size to reach the recommended gauge – that’s perfectly normal.

US Size 3/3.25mm (16 in/40 cm) circular needle – neckline (for a looser neckline, go up a needle size)
US size 4/3.5mm (24 in/60 cm) circular needle – upper body
US Size 4/3.5mm (32-40 in/80-100 cm) circular needle – as needed for body stitches
US size 3/3.25mm (24-40 in/60-100 cm) circular needle – lower body ribbing
US Size 4/3.5mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – sleeves
US Size 3/3.25mm (12 in) circular or DPNs or Magic Loop – cuffs

Yarn
DK | Hikoo Sueno | 80% superwash merino/20% viscose from Bamboo | 255 yards/233 m in 100g
Main Color: 950 (1100, 1250, 1388, 1483, 1560, 1642, 1728, 1820) yards/ 868 (1005, 1143, 1269, 1356, 1426, 1501, 1580, 1664) meters
Contrast Color: 175 (187, 200, 212, 229, 243, 257, 273, 289) yards/ 160 (171, 183, 194, 209, 222, 235, 249, 264) meters

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Finished bust/chest measurements: 32 (37, 41, 46, 50, 52, 57, 63, 66) in/ 80 (93.3, 104.2, 115.8, 125, 130, 143.3, 156.7, 165) cm
Yoke Depth: 8.9 (9.2, 9.9, 10.1, 11.3, 11.3, 11.5, 12.5, 12.8) in/22.4 (22.9, 24.7, 25.3, 28.2, 28.2, 28.8, 31.2, 32.1) cm
Finished sleeve circumference: 11 (13, 14, 15.5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20) in/27.5 (32.5, 35, 38.8, 42.5, 45, 47.5, 50, 50) cm