Junie chenille sweater by Vikki Bird

Junie chenille sweater

Knitting
January 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
10.5 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
919 - 1531 yards (840 - 1400 m)
Finished bust size 36.5 (44.25, 52.5, 60.25, 68.5)” in SHORT and LONG lengths
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A sweater made of chenille is like wearing a hug! Junie is written for two lengths – the shorter of the two is designed to be quite cropped, while the longer version offers a little more coverage. Both options are cozy and cute!

This sweater is worked in the rnd from the bottom up as far as the armholes, then the work is split and the front and back worked separately before joining again at the shoulder seams, after which the neckband is worked from sts that were placed on hold during the shaping of the neckline. The neckline and hem are shaped using short rows. The sts for the sleeves are picked up around the armholes and knitted from the top down.

You may wish to tie a knot in the end of the yarn before you start working to stop the yarn from fraying.

Time: Two Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished bust size 36.5 (44.25, 52.5, 60.25, 68.5)” in SHORT and LONG lengths

4-8” positive ease recommended

Shown in size 36.5”

Gauge: 10.5 sts and 21 rnds = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking
Materials

Yarn: Premier Yarns Retro Velvet (100% Polyester; 306 yards 280 meters/280 grams): Teal (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls)

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) 30 (40, 40, 40, 60)” circular needles and DPNs, US size 10 (6 mm) 30 (40, 40, 40, 60)” circular needles and DPNs

Notions: Markers, waste yarn for holding sts, cable needle, chenille needle

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