open star by Lori Versaci

open star

by Lori Versaci
Knitting
December 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St (blocked)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1325 - 2275 yards (1212 - 2080 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) for busts 30 (34, 38, 42)(46, 50, 54)"/ 76 (86, 97, 107)(117, 127, 137)cm
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Simple, elegant lines. Classic shape. Interesting texture. Comfortable fit. This is the type of sweater you can wear every day!

SIZES
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
CHEST (Buttoned; approx 4”/10cm positve ease)
34 (38 3⁄4, 42, 46 3⁄4)(50, 54 3⁄4, 58)”/ 86.5 (98.5, 106.5, 118.5)(127, 139, 147.5)cm
LENGTH
25 1⁄4 (25 3⁄4, 26 1⁄4, 26 3⁄4)(27 1⁄4, 27
3⁄4, 28 1⁄4)”/64 (65.5, 66.5, 68)(69, 70.5, 72)cm

YARN
The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran 65% extra fine super wash merino wool, 20% mulberry silk 15% yak; 220 yards per skein: 7 (7, 8, 9)(9, 10, 11) skeins or

Worsted or Aran weight yarn: approx 1325 (1500, 1625, 1775) (1925, 2125, 2275)yds/1200 (1375, 1475, 1625)(1750, 1950, 2075)m

NEEDLES and NOTIONS
• Size 8 US (5.0mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers and stitch holders or waste yarn
• 5 (7/8”/22mm) buttons

GAUGE
18 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm in St st (blocked).
18 sts and 28 rows = 4”/ 10cm in Open Star Pattern (blocked).
Take time to check gauge.

CONSTRUCTION
Front, Back and Sleeves are worked separately from the bottom-up and joined. Front bands are worked with body, then continued after shoulders are shaped and finally joined and sewn to back neck.