Mrs Donahue by Deb Hoss

Mrs Donahue

Knitting
September 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24.7 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
765 - 1425 yards (700 - 1303 m)
31½, 35¾, 40, 43, 47, 51½, 55¾" / 80, 90.8, 101.6, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8, 141.6 cm
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Mrs. Donahue – is the latest in my style series, positioned somewhere between a cardigan and a shrug! This high‐hip length design, slightly shaped at the waist, is worked from the bottom up, in one piece until the armholes, where its fronts and back split and each are worked separately. Half‐length sleeves are worked bottom up, in the round, and set‐in. Row tracking grids for both bodice and sleeves make the knitting of its overall 2x2 Rib Lace texture a breeze. Stitches are picked up along the center fronts and back neckline for rib trimming. Enjoy!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS – This pattern is designed to fit the following body measurements (without ease). Note that the actual finished measurements for bust, waist, and hips will differ from these since its center front edges do not meet.
Bust: 31½, 35¾, 40, 43, 47, 51½, 55¾“ / 80, 90.8, 101.6, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8, 141.6 cm
Waist: 27, 31½, 35¾, 38½, 43, 47, 51½” / 68.6, 80, 90.8, 97.8, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8 cm
High Hips: 31½, 35¾, 40, 43, 47, 51½, 55¾“ / 80, 90.8, 101.6, 109.2, 119.4, 130.8, 141.6 cm
Length: 22¼, 22¾, 23, 23¼, 23½, 23¾, 24” / 56.5, 57.8, 58.4, 59.1, 59.7, 60.3, 61 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Willet by Quince & Co. (100% cleaner cotton; 160 yds /146 m per 50 g skein); color – Sail #701; 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 765, 870, 975, 1070, 1200, 1320, 1425 yards / 700, 795, 890, 980, 1100, 1210, 1305 m.
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US4 / 3.5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 32” / 80 cm circular or longer, to manage multiple stitches of the bodice and trim
• 1 24” / 60 cm circular of 1 pair straight for upper bodice
• 1 set double pointed or preferred needle style for working small circumference of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking (blocking wires helpful)

GAUGE (after blocking)
24.7 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in Stockinette (included as reference)
22.4 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10.2 cm in 2x2 Rib Lace

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail cast on, circular knitting, decreasing (skp, ssk, k2tog, p2tog), increasing (m1L, yo), 3-needle BO, short row shaping, setting in sleeve caps, stitch pick-up around neckline/center front, and blocking.

14 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, tutorial links, bodice and sleeve row tracking grids for managing Lace stitch pattern while shaping, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

See related blog post for name source here!