Ling V-Neck by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Ling V-Neck

Knitting
October 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in over Stockinette Stitch worked both flat and in the round on larger needle, after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9]
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CONSTRUCTION
This sweater is knit in one piece from the top down. The yoke is worked flat to the base of V-neck. Increases occur on each side of four raglan columns that demarcate the sleeves from the fronts and back. At the same time, stitches are increased at the front neck to shape the V-neck. When shoulder and neck shaping are complete, sleeve stitches are put on hold and the piece is joined for working in the round, continuing the body down through a split hem worked in 1 x 1 rib with selvage edges. Sleeves are worked in the round to the ribbed cuffs. Finally, stitches are picked up around the V-neckline for working a Fair Isle neckband. Body and sleeve lengths are easily adjusted (note that any length adjustments will affect total yardage required).

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

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 34 (38, 42¼, 45½, 49½) 54, 57¾, 61¼, 63¾“ / 86.5 (96.5, 107.5, 115.5, 125.5) 137, 146.5, 155½, 162 cm
Back neck width: 7¼ (7¼, 7¾, 8¼, 8¾) 9¼, 9¾, 10¾, 10¾” / 18.5 (19.5, 19.5, 20.5, 22.5) 23.5, 25, 27.5, 27.5 cm
Total yoke depth (without trim): 8¼ (8½, 9½, 9¾, 10¼) 11¼, 11¾, 12½, 13“ / 19 (20.5, 23, 23.5, 24.5) 27, 28.5, 29.5, 31 cm
Side length from underarm: 13½ (13½, 13½, 13½, 13½) 13½, 13½, 13½, 13½” /34.5 (34.5, 34.5, 34.5, 34.5) 34.5, 34.5, 34.5, 34.5  cm
Sleeve length from underarm: 17 (17, 17, 17, 17) 17, 17, 17, 17“ / 43 (43, 43, 43, 43) 43, 43, 43, 43 cm
Body length: 21¾ (22, 23, 23¼, 23¾) 24¾, 25¼, 26, 26½” / 55 (56, 58.5, 59, 60.5) 63, 64, 66, 67.5 cm
Upper sleeve circumference: 12½ (13¼, 14¾, 15¾, 16¾) 18¼, 19¾, 20¾, 22“ / 32 (33.5, 37.5, 40, 42.5) 46.5, 50, 52.5, 56 cm
Cuff Circumference: 8¾ (8¾, 9½, 9¾, 10¼) 10¾, 11¼, 11¾, 11¾” / 22 (22, 24, 25, 26) 27.5, 28.5, 30, 30 cm

Designed to be worn with approx. 2–4” / 5–10  cm of positive ease. Model is wearing size  2 with 3” / 7.5 cm of positive ease.

MATERIALS
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn in the following approx. amounts:
MC: 710 (795, 870, 930,1005) 1100, 1180, 1250, 1310 yds / 650 (725, 795, 850, 920) 1005, 1080, 1145, 1195 m
CC1: 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) 11, 12, 13, 14 yds / 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) 10, 11, 12, 13 m
CC2: 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) 16, 18, 19, 20 yds /10 (11, 12, 13, 14) 15, 16, 17, 18 m
CC3: 7 (8, 9, 10, 10) 11, 12, 13, 14 yds / 6 (7, 8, 9, 9) 10, 11, 12, 13 m
CC4: 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) 6, 6, 7, 7 yds / 4 (4, 5, 5, 5) 5, 5, 6, 6 m

Shown in: Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% pure Shetland wool; 115 yds / 105 m per 25 g) in shades Foxglove (MC), Mantilla (CC1), Port Wine (CC2), Eucalyptus (CC3) and Surf (CC4)

MC: 7 (8, 9, 9, 10) 11, 12, 12, 13 balls
CC1: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
CC2: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
CC3: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1 ball
CC4: 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1 ball

Needles: Smaller (for Neckband, Hem and Cuffs): US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm and 24” / 60 cm length as well as a set of DPNs
Larger (for Body and Sleeves): US 3 / 3.25 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm length or set of DPNs as well as 24” / 60 cm or 32” / 80 cm length

Notions: 8 stitch markers of different colors, waste yarn or stitch holders, 1 locking marker or safety pin, tapestry needle, T-pins for blocking

GAUGE
24 sts & 33 rows/rounds = 4” / 10 cm over Stockinette Stitch worked both flat and in the round on larger needle, after blocking

24 sts & 32 rounds = 4” / 10 cm over Fair Isle Pattern worked in the round on smaller needle, after blocking