M's Favorite-Worsted by Deb Hoss

M's Favorite-Worsted

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18.7 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1080 - 1915 yards (988 - 1751 m)
31(35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)" / 78.7(88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7) cm
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Marlene sure enjoyed a classic turtle neck, and she was on my mind when this design came into view. Introducing M’s Favorite, a slim, shaped pullover with extra-long sleeves and a steep collar all trimmed with 4x4 ribbing – a wide paneled repeat that is more decorative than it is elastic. This piece is worked top down in the round. Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the turtle collar, and around the armhole for the set-in sleeves. The top-down sleeves are worked in the cap method defined by Elizabeth Doherty in her publication Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design. Simple and classic – an enjoyable knit!

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31(35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)“ / 78.7(88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7) cm
Waist: 27(31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51)” / 68.6(78.7, 88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5) cm
Hips: 31(35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55)“ / 78.7(88.9, 99.1, 109.2, 119.4, 129.5, 139.7) cm
Length: 24¾(25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½)” / 62.9(64.1, 64.8, 65.4, 66, 66.7, 67.3) cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Cascade 220 wool by Cascade Yarns. (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yds (200 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein); color – Atlantic #2404; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1080, 1215, 1345, 1470, 1625, 1780, 1915 yds / 990, 1110, 1230, 1345, 1485, 1630, 1750 m.

Needles
US8 / 5mm or size to obtain gauge (see gauge below)
• 1 24 to 32” / 60 to 80 cm circular
• 1 16” / 40 cm circular for picking up sleeve cap and turtleneck collar stitches
• Preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders or waste yarn
• Tapestry needle
• T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
18.7 sts and 24 rows and rnds = 4” / 10.2 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, cable CO, circular knitting, decreases (ssk, k2tog), increases (RLI, LLI), stitch pick up around neckline and armhole, short row shaping at sleeve cap, and blocking.

9 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.