Humarock by Deb Hoss

Humarock

Knitting
July 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 23.6 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
490 - 830 yards (448 - 759 m)
31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
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Welcome Humarock! a simple sweater vest whose color and texture speak softly to me of the beach. Wear it with short sleeves, long sleeves, or all by itself – you’ll find this worsted weight stockinette piece to be a quick project with year-round wear-ability. It hits the hip with a wide, scoop neckline and a slimming column of moss stitch that runs down its front, counter balancing gentle waist shaping happening only on its back.

This piece is worked bottom-up in the round to the armholes, then split and worked flat. Stitches are picked up for rib trimming around the neckline and armholes. Short rows are added across the moss stitch panel at designated intervals to equalize the moss and stockinette stitch row gauges.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55” / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Waist: 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51” / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
High hips: 30½, 34½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½, 54½“ / 77.5, 87.5, 97.75, 108, 118, 128.25, 138.5 cm
Length: 22¾, 23¼, 23½, 23¾, 24, 24¼, 24½” / 57.75, 59, 59.75, 60.25, 61, 61.5, 62.25 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers by Cascade Yarns (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yards / 200 m; 3½ oz / 100 g skein); color – Salty Brine (#9600); 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 490, 550, 610, 660, 720, 775, 830 yards / 450, 505, 560, 605, 660, 710, 760 m.
I always have a little extra on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US8 / 5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular – use length shorter than waist measurement
• 1 pair straight
US7 / 4.5mm – one size smaller than above
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular – for neckline trim
• 1 16” / 40 cm circular – for armhole trims

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• Blocking wires and pins

GAUGE (after blocking)
20 sts and 23.6 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
20 sts and 24.8 rows = 4” / 10 cm in moss stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1R, m1L), short row shaping, 3-needle BO at shoulders, stitch pick up around neckline and armholes, and blocking.

11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, moss stitch description and chart, photographs, schematics, a row tracking grid for managing at-the-same-time instructions, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.