Heartstrings Crop by Andrea Mowry

Heartstrings Crop

Knitting
October 2019
Light Fingering ?
26.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over stockinette stitch knit in the round, after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
954 - 1991 yards (872 - 1821 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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For the past two years I have been so honored to see The Weekender and Nurtured sweaters selected by Jess (Shop La Mercerie) and Kjerste (Wax and Wool) for their annual #InstaFriendsKAL! So when Jess approached me to design something special for this year’s KAL I started dreaming up a cozy, vintage inspired pullover that I hope you will love to knit! This sweater is worn cropped with a relaxed boxy fit in the body, slim fit sleeves and a high folded boat neck. This year’s KAL will kick off on 10/7/19 and Jess has you covered with all of your yarn needs at her booth at Knit City (#350) or online here! Head to their Instagram accounts (linked above) to stay up to date with KAL info!

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

FINISHED BUST CIRCUMFERENCE
34.5 (39, 43.5, 46.5, 51)(55.5, 58.5, 63, 67.5)”
88 (99, 110.5, 118, 129.5)(141, 148.5, 160, 171.5) cm
Recommended ease is positive 4-6”/10 -15 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 5”/13 cm positive ease.

YARN
Light Fingering Weight (270 yds/248 m/50 g) using 1 color as MC and 4 Contrasting Colors (although you could use a single contrasting color for all of the colorwork.)

MC - 809 (904, 1010, 1122, 1239)(1350, 1463, 1574, 1689) yds
743 (830, 928, 1030, 1138)(1240, 1344, 1446, 1551) m
150 (168, 187, 208, 230)(250, 271, 292, 313) g

A - 64 (72, 80, 89, 98)(107, 116, 125, 134) yds
59 (66, 74, 82, 90)(98, 107, 115, 123) m
12 (14, 15, 17, 19)(20, 22, 24, 25) g

B, C, & D each - 27 (30, 34, 37, 41)(45, 49, 52, 56) yds
25 (28, 31, 34, 38)(41, 45, 48, 52) m
5 (6, 7, 7, 8)(9, 9, 10, 11) g

SUGGESTED YARN
Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool (270 yds/248 m/50 g)

MC - 3 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Off White/Ecru

Colors A, B, C, D - 1 skein each Turquoise (A), Light Pink (B), Light Yellow (C), Dark Orange Grey (D)

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
Main Fabric: US 3/3.25 mm – 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Ribbing: US 2/2.75 mm - 32”/80 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circum. knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs), plus a spare for the Tubular Bind Off.
(Use the needle size you need to achieve gauge. Go down 1 needle size for the ribbing.)

NOTIONS
Stitch markers (2), cable needle, tapestry needle, spare needle (recommended) or waste yarn for holding sts

GAUGE
26.5 sts & 29 rows = 4”/10 cm on larger needles.
Measured over stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.

TECHNIQUES TO INDULGE IN
Knitting
Purling
Split hem
Ribbing
Stranded color work
Textured stranded color work
Tubular cast on
Tubular bind off
Sewing down the collar
Picking up stitches
Knitting in the round
Knitting flat

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