Paloma by Libby Jonson

Paloma

Knitting
December 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
744 - 1772 yards (680 - 1620 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
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Let Paloma help you to stand a little taller, plant your feet a little firmer on the earth and move with purpose.

With architectural lace flowing down your shoulders and a sensual scoop at your neck, wearing Paloma is like donning a beautiful cloak of potent feminine strength.

Relish every stitch: from shoulder panels sliding effortlessly into carefree dropped sleeves, short rows creating a gentle curve to her yoke, and seductively relaxing stitches to the hem.

Paloma is perfect for garment knitters, including newer garment knitters chasing an adventure that ends with a gorgeously wearable knit.

The pattern includes written and charted instructions and a delicious combination of simple stitches and easy-to-learn techniques.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Cross-shoulder, from top of sleeve to top of sleeve 20.75 (23.5, 26.5, 29.25, 31.75, 34.5)“/53 (59.5, 67.5, 74, 80.5, 88) cm

Measure your shoulders tip to tip and choose a size with a cross-shoulder of approx. 6-8”/ 15-20 cm more. It’ll drop a little further when worn.

Sample shown in size 3 on a 36”/91.5 cm bust, with approx. 10”/25.5 cm ease at the bust.

GAUGE
26 sts and 33 rows = 4”/10 cm with US 3/3.25 mm needles, in stockinette st, flat and in the round, after wet blocking.

1 repeat of the Lace Shoulder Panel = 3.25”/ 8.25 cm wide and 2.25”/5.75 cm long.

YARN
5 (5, 6, 8, 9, 10) skeins of Alpaca Yarns Luxurious Fusion (40% silk, 40% linen, 10% Merino wool, 10% baby alpaca); 183 yds/167 m per 50g skein) in “Charcoal” (FR12771).

If substituting yarn approx. 744 (875, 1096, 1357, 1597, 1772) yds/680 (800, 1002, 1240, 1460, 1620) m of fingering-weight yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 2.5/3 mm, US 3/3.25 mm and US 2/2.75 mm needles 32”/80 cm long and also US 2.5/3 mm and US 3/3.25 mm needles for knitting small circumferences.

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge 3 stitch markers (2 removable – in 2 different colours), waste yarn or st holder, yarn needle.

SKILL LEVEL
Three Balls (see: https://www.trulymyrtle.com/blog/all-the-balls)