Pax Vobis by Jennifer Dassau

Pax Vobis

July 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Baby Cable Twist
US 5 - 3.75 mm
725 - 1450 yards (663 - 1326 m)
29.25 (31.25, 32.75, 34.75, 36.75, 38.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48)” bust
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Let Pax Vobis bring peace to you, as rhythmic baby cables flow into a gentle A-line silhouette. Seamless topdown raglan construction and an intuitive cable twist stitch pattern enable serene and uncomplicated knitting. The cropped length, elbow sleeves and deeply scooped neckline are perfect with a summer outfit, and the lightweight yarn brings a whisper soft harmony.

Construction: Pax Vobis is knit seamlessly from the top down using raglan construction. Stitches are cast on for fronts, sleeves and back, and the bodice is worked with allover Baby Cable twists easily created without a cable needle, stockinette sleeves and wide raglan style lines. Once the neck depth is reached, stitches are cast on for the front neckline and the body is joined in the round and worked to the bottom of the armhole. Sleeve stitches are placed on hold while the lower body is worked in stockinette, creating a slight, natural A-line shape below the cables; the hem is finished with twisted rib. Relaxed elbow length sleeves are then worked in stockinette to the matching twisted rib cuffs. Stitches are picked up for the neckband and worked in matching twisted rib to finish the wide and deep neckline. The body is worked straight from armscye to bottom hem, but the cable twists pull in the fabric of the upper bodice, resulting in a fit that hugs the bust and flares into a gentle a-line below; choose a size with no ease or some negative ease at the bust.

Techniques & Skills Used: raglan construction, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, cable CO, backwards loop CO, working in the round; baby cable twist pattern is both written and charted and includes instructions for increasing in pattern, and a link to my stitch tutorial.

Size: 29.25 (31.25, 32.75, 34.75, 36.75, 38.75, 40.75, 44.75, 48)” bust; shown in fourth size with no ease.

Yarn: Woolfolk Tynd (100% Ovis 21 ultimate merino wool; 223 yards/205m/50g); 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins, or approximately 725 (775, 850, 900, 975, 1075, 1175, 1300, 1450) yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Color No. 02.

Other Materials: US 5 (3.75mm) 32” circular needle or size to match gauge; US 5 (3.75mm) 24” circular needle for neckline; Stitch markers (8); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 22 st and 32 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 24 st and 32 rows in Baby Cable Twist stitch pattern, after blocking.

Thank you to my tech editor Polly Hammond and my wonderful test knitters.
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