Itsumo by Libby Jonson

Itsumo

by Libby Jonson
Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, flat & in the round, after wet blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1006 - 2078 yards (920 - 1900 m)
Bust circumference 29.25 [30.5, 34, 35.25, 36.75, 40] {41.25, 43.5, 44.75, 47.75, 49.5} (52, 54.25, 56.75, 59)" /73.5 [76.5, 85.5, 88, 92, 100] {103, 109, 112, 119.5, 124} (130, 135.5, 141.5, 147.5) cm.
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The cardigan that’ll take you everywhere, Itsumo is gorgeous dressed up or down, over skirts or jeans, worn open or buttoned up. She’s the perfect, neat-fitting, lightweight cardy. You won’t know what you wore before she came along!

Worked top-down in fingering yarn, Itsumo’s reverse stocking stitch body showcases the subtleties in beautiful hand-dyed yarn and her delightful icord button holes add a special something to your buttons.

You’ll be saved the agony of endless purling by knitting your sleeves inside out, and you’ll love how the textured basket-weave bands are so deliciously rhythmic to knit.

Itsumo is a delightfully quick and simple knit with a fantastic result. She’s perfect for knitting and chatting and ideal for adventrous beginners and experienced knitters alike.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust circumference 29.25 (30.5, 34, 35.25, 36.75, 40 {41.25, 43.5, 44.75, 47.75, 49.5} (52, 54.25, 56.75, 59)“ /73.5 (76.5, 85.5, 88, 92, 100) {103, 109, 112, 119.5, 124} (130, 135.5, 141.5, 147.5) cm.
Length 22.75 (23, 23.25, 23.75, 24.5, 24.75) {25.25, 26, 26.5, 27, 27.5} (28, 28.75, 29, 29.5)”/58 (58.5, 59, 60, 62, 63) {64, 66, 67, 68.5, 70} (71, 73, 73.5, 75) cm.

Intended to have 0-2”/0-5 cm of negative ease. Shown in bust size 35.25”/88 cm with approx 0.75”/2 cm of negative ease.

GAUGE
27 sts and 39 rows = 10 cm/4” with US 3/3.25 mm needles in stockinette stitch, flat & in the round, after wet blocking.

YARN
Approx. 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) {4, 4, 4, 5, 5} (5, 5, 6, 6) skeins of Skein Artisan Yarn & Fibre Daintree sock/4ply (65% superwash Merino/20% bamboo/15% silk; 380 yd/347 m per 100g skein).

The sample used almost 3 skeins of colourway “caramel”.

If substituting yarn approx. 1006 (1028, 1072, 1138, 1225, 1312) {1378, 1465, 1553, 1640, 1706} (1815, 1881, 1990, 2078) yd/920 (940, 980, 1041, 1120, 1200) {1260, 1340, 1420, 1500, 1560} (1660, 1720, 1820, 1900) m of fingering-weight yarn

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 2/2.75 mm circular needle 24”/60 cm.
US 3/3.25 mm circular needle 32”/80 cm.
US 2/2.75 mm & US 3/3.25 mm needles for knitting small circumferences.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

4 stitch markers, waste yarn, yarn needle, 10 (10, 10, 10, 10, 11) {11, 11, 11, 11, 12} (12, 12, 12, 12) buttons (1/3”/1 cm) & removable stitch markers, needle and thread.

SKILL LEVEL
2 balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)

As with all Truly Myrtle designs, the pattern has been professionally edited and test knitted.

ERRATA
Available at www.trulymyrtle.com/errata