Little twigs by Melody Hoffmann

Little twigs

October 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1094 - 1640 yards (1000 - 1500 m)
35.2 / 39.2 / 43.2 / 47.2 / 52.8 bust size (between +2 and +4” positive ease)
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Little twigs in a yoke sweater worked from the bottom up. You start off by knitting the sleeves (though that’s totally optional) then cast on for the body.

You simply knit in the round until you reach the underarm section. There’s a couple of short rows there to elevate the back a little bit and make the yoke portion sit better on the shoulders. Then you attach the sleeves to the body by simply knitting a round. A few more short rows, and then the fun part begins. Just remember to loosen yup your tension, or go up a needle size if you’re a really tight knitter otherwise the slipped stitches will be all crunched up.

I have used once again one of my all time favourite yarn: De Rerum Natura Gilliat, which is a 100% woollen spun merino yarn. It is such a round and cosy yarn that blooms beautifully after blocking. It kind of reminds me of Brooklyn Tweed a little bit (I actually get the same gauge when I knit with Shelter, which could be a wonderful substitute if you cannot get your hands on that one) though it’s much softer I would say.

4(4/5/6/6) balls of De rerum natura Gilliat 250m/100g OR approx. 1000/ 1000/ 1250/1500/ 1500m of worsted weight yarn

US 5 (3.75mm) / US7 (4.5mm)

20sts and 30 rows = 10cm/4” in stockinette after blocking with the larger needle

35.2 / 39.2 / 43.2 / 47.2 / 52.8 bust size (between +2 and +4” positive ease)