Moody Blues by Turquoise Toque Designs

Moody Blues

November 2023
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1150 - 2459 yards (1052 - 2249 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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This pattern is called Moody Blues for two reasons. The first is the choice of yarn - the strand of Lambswool is a cheerful aqua, no worries in the world, and the strand of Silk & Mohair is a deep blue grey, brooding and deep in thought. The second reason is that this is the type of sweater I want to wear when I’m feeling moody or a little blue - it’s a cozy and soft oversized sweater that you can snuggle right into when you need some comfort (or just want to be comfortable).

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Moody Blues is a bottom up oversized pullover with modified drop shoulders. It is knit in the round from the hem to the underarm, then the underarm stitches are cast off. The front and back are worked flat separately, then seamed at the shoulders. The sleeves are picked up from the armhole edge and worked down to the cuff.

There are two options for finishing the neckline. The first is a ribbed collar that is folded over and sewn down to the inside, and the second is a long ribbed cowl.

Sizes XS, S, M, L & XL have two cables running up from the bottom hem to each shoulder. Sizes 2X, 3X, 4X & 5X have three cables running up to each shoulder.

Finished Measurements (Bust)
36.75 (41.5, 44.25, 48.25, 52) (57.25, 61, 64.25, 68) inches, OR
93.5 (105, 112, 122.5, 132) (145.5, 155, 163, 173) cm

Recommended Ease 4-10” (10-25 cm)
The garment is shown in Size M with approximately 8“ (20 cm) ease at the Bust.

20 sts/ 29 rows in 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette on 4.5mm needles and two strands of yarn.

Biches & Bûches Le Petit Lambswool, 100% wool, fingering weight, 271 yards (248 meters) per 50 gram skein, OR
Any fingering weight yarn with similar qualities,
Biches & Bûches Le Petit Silk & Mohair, 70% goat mohair and 30% silk, lace weight, 232 yards (212 meters) per 25 gram ball, OR
Any lace weight mohair yarn with similar qualities.

With Fold Over Collar:
1150 (1292, 1448, 1545, 1688) (1897, 2155, 2320, 2459) yards, OR
1052 (1182, 1324, 1413, 1543) (1735, 1970, 2121, 2248) meters.

With Cowl:
1350 (1497, 1653, 1750, 1897) (2123, 2380, 2545, 2689) yards, OR
1235 (1369, 1511, 1600, 1735) (1941, 2177, 2328, 2459) meters.

The above yarns are used together throughout the garment. The yardages listed are required in each yarn.

If substituting with a single strand of worsted weight yarn, you will need 10-15% more yarn than the single strand yardage listed.

Techniques Used
Alternating Cable Cast-on
Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off