Nicasio by Sloane Rosenthal

Nicasio

Knitting
September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
850 - 1700 yards (777 - 1554 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10, 11), finished bust measurements approximately 40 (44.5, 48, 51.5, 56, 60) (64, 67.5, 72, 76, 80.5)” / 102 (113, 122, 131, 142, 152) (163, 171, 183, 193, 204) cm
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Just in time for those last gasps of summer — or the perpetually warm Septembers we seem to be so prone to here in the Bay Area — comes this airy confection of a knitted tee, filled with soothing stockinette and just enough of a cable detail to keep things interesting. The body pieces are knit sideways and seamed together before the short sleeves are picked up from the armholes and knit down, a construction that’s both straightforward and just a bit adventurous, and facilitates a flattering placement of the cable motif. As is often the case, yarn choice is the key variable here: knit it in an airy heavy lace weight like Quince and Co.’s Piper for a drapey, delicate top, or use a heavier, more structured yarn like Quince’s Tern, YOTH Yarns’ Best Friend, Sincere Sheep’s Cormo Fingering for something with a little more substance. Simple rolled hems and neckline make for easy finishing, while the short sleeves and simple construction make this project quick to knit before the temperatures cool.


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Size
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10, 11), finished bust measurements approximately 40 (44.5, 48, 51.5, 56, 60) (64, 67.5, 72, 76, 80.5)” / 102 (113, 122, 131, 142, 152) (163, 171, 183, 193, 204) cm. Sample shown is size 3 (48” / 122 cm), modeled with 10” / 25 cm positive ease at the bust. When choosing a size, aim for 8-12” / 20 - 30.5 cm positive ease at the bust. Note that for proper shoulder fit, most knitters choose a size based on your bust measurement, rather than their hip measurement, but always check the schematic before choosing.

Yarn
850 (950, 1025, 1100, 1200, 1275) (1375, 1450, 1550, 1625, 1700) yards / 775 (875, 950, 1000, 1100, 1175) (1250, 1325, 1425, 1500, 1550) meters of heavy lace to light sport weight yarn. Sample knit in Quince and Co. Piper (50% U.S. merino, 50% Mohair; 305 yards / 279 meters per 50 grams), 3 (4, 4, 4, 4, 5) (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins; other suggested yarns include Quince and Co. Tern, YOTH Best Friend and Little Brother, and Sincere Sheep Cormo Fingering.Substitution notes: this pattern works best with a wool blend yarn, preferably with the wool blended with a drapier fiber, like silk, mohair, or cashmere. For a lighter weight sweater, choose something on the lighter end of the spectrum, achieving an airier version of the same gauge, but for something a bit denser, a rounder yarn at a closer to sport-weight gauge should work well.

Gauge
24 sts / 36 rows over 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, after blocking.

Needles
32” / 80 cm or longer circular needle in size US 3 / 3.25 mm or size needed to obtain gauge. Note: circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts on the body, but you will need a long circular needle (for magic loop) or double-pointed needles for the sleeves. Per knitter preference, you may choose to use a needle one or two sizes smaller than gauge needle to pick up stitches for the sleeves.

Notions
stitch markers; cable needle (optional); tapestry needle

Skills Required
cabling with or without a cable needle; increasing; decreasing; picking up stitches; seaming; knitting in the round

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