Opteka by Isabell Kraemer
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Opteka

Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1030 - 1685 yards (942 - 1541 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X), see notes below
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Worked seamlessly from the top down, this sweater features a raglan yoke, a lovely textured pattern band right before the bottom ribbing, and in-the-round construction for both body and the sleeves. The yoke begins with short-rows worked back and forth, then joined to work in the round with raglan increases. Twisted stitches add texture to the raglan lines. As this pullover is worked from the top down it is advisable to try it on from time to time to check the length and overall fit. The length and width of the yoke are easily adjustable by adding/reducing increases, or adding/reducing underarm stitches.

Yarn
Miss Babs Killington (85% Polwarth Wool, 15% Tussah Silk; 700 yards/640 meters/8.5 ounces/240 grams), 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins, shown in Moonscape.
Or 1030 (1125, 1235, 1305, 1410, 1560, 1685) yards/940 (1030, 1130, 1195, 1290, 1425, 1540 meters of sport weight yarn.
For best results when working with hand dyed yarns we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.

Finished Measurements
Chest: 35 1/2 (37 3/4, 40, 41 1/2, 43 3/4, 47 1/2, 5 11/2)”/88.5 (94.25, 100, 103.75, 109.5, 119, 128.5) cm
Intended to be worn with 3 to 5” (7 to 12 cm) of positive ease at bust.
Shown in 40”/100cm.

Needles
US 4 3.5 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm and 32”/80 cm and double pointed needles (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for ribbing and neck.
US 5 3.75 mm circular needle, 24”/60 cm and 32”/80 cm and double pointed needles (or longer circular needle for magic loop), or size to get gauge for body and sleeves.

Gauge
21 Stitches x 32 Rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle, blocked.

Notions
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders or scrap yarn
Stitch markers
Cable needle