La GeKka by La Maison Rililie
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La GeKka

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1480 - 2121 yards (1353 - 1939 m)
XS to 4XL (see below for details)
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The pattern is part of the collection Fishermen’s Blues by Magasin Duett.
(you can see a video of the whole collection here)

A big Grazie to Michela (LaMicky) for translating this pattern into Italian!

La GeKka is an fun and cosy oversized Jumper with a delicate textured motif and pockets that follow the oval shaped hemline which is brought to life with thick and thin striping.

The boatneck is flanked by intricate short-row shoulders, which reflect the striping of the hem while pointy sleeve tops mirror the shoulder wedges and provide a different interpretation to the usual dropped-down yoke construction.

An asymmetric lower body with a curved hem and reversed princess seams at the front give the oversized look a flattering tulip shape.

Many interesting details, like the broken up purled sections in between the short row striping, the contrast bind off for a delicate finishing and the playful skinny striping of the sleeves that allow for a fun colour gradation, enhance the overall look of this garment.

(As seen in the final 4 pictures, the pullover can also be worked without sleeves and be worn as an oversized vest with an original opening at the arms.)

The sample shown is worked in size S with XS sleeves.

MATERIALS:
Yarn:
BLUES by Magasin Duett:
(100% wool at 140m / 153yds per 50gr)
MC (colourway Topaz SS138): 7(8,9,9,9,10,10,11) skeins or approximately 947(1028,1156,1198,1236,1340,1373,1411) metres
or 1036(1124,1264,1310,1352,1465,1502,1543) yards.
CC1 (colourway Calypso SS119): 1(2,2,2,2,2,2,2) skeins or approximately 135(147,151,156,161,168,172,176) metres
or 148(161,165,171,176,184,188,192) yards.
CC2 (colourway Iced SS249): 2(3,3,3,3,3,3,3) skeins or approximately 271(294,302,313,323,335,343,353) metres
296(322,330,342,353,366,375,386) yards.
Or any other DK yarn with the same yardage.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.

Needles:
Two 3,5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31” long)
and 3mm/US 2.5 circular needles for hem and cuffs.
4mm/US6 needles or larger for elastic BO (if necessary),
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Other:
Tapestry needle,
7 removable stitch markers (2)+(2)+(3) in different colours,
stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.

Sizing (to fit bust size)
X-Small (78,5 cm or 31 inches),
Small (86 cm or 34 inches),
Medium (94cm or 37 inches),
Large (101,5 cm or 40 inches),
X-Large (109 cm or 43 inches),
XX-Large (116 cm or 46 inches),
3XL (124,5 cm or 49 inches),
4XL (132 cm or 52 inches).
The sample shown in the pictures is worn with +51cm/ +20” positive Ease.
All measurements of the garment itself can be found in the pattern.
Keep in mind that with this kind of construction you can choose a different size for the yoke & body and another one for the sleeves.

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced