Retrograde by Tamy Gore

Retrograde

Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in blocked st st.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
820 - 1840 yards (750 - 1682 m)
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Retrograde is a classic sweater with a fun colorwork yoke that knits up fairly quickly in woolen spun worsted - producing a lightweight garment that is sure to keep you warm in the cooler months.
A top down knit makes it easy for quick fit checks as you knit your pullover, and optional waist shaping is given for those who prefer a more fitted garment, as well as an option for longer sleeves. I loved the last chart so much that I decided to incorporate it in the Graphic Elements swoncho-pullover :)

Yarn & Colorways
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (worsted weight), 140yds/128m, 1.76oz/50g skein).

  • (C1) Hayloft (Ochre)
  • (C2) Fossil (Natural)
  • (C3) Soot (Gray)

Finished bust circumference: 33.75 38.25, 41.75, 46.25, 49.75, 54.25, 57.75, 61.75, 66.75” / 86 97, 106, 117.5, 126.5, 137.5, 147, 157, 169.5 cm.
Designed to be worn with ca. 4-6” (10-15cm) positive ease.

Sizes & Yardage
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X.

  • C1: 700 785, 860, 980, 1065, 1205, 1295, 1430, 1565 yds / 640 720, 785, 895, 975, 1100, 1185, 1310, 1430 m.
  • C2: 55 65, 70, 80, 85, 100, 105, 115, 125 yds / 50 60, 65, 75, 80, 90, 95, 105, 115 m.
  • C3: 65 75, 85, 95, 100, 115, 125, 135, 150 yds / 60 70, 80, 85, 90, 105, 115, 125, 135 m.

Needles & Notions
US 5/3.75mm circular needles ca. 16” (40cm) in length for neck, ca. 32” (40cm) for hem, and DPN’s for sleeves.
US 7/4.5mm circular needles ca. 32” (80cm)* in length for the body, and DPN’s for sleeves.
Sizes 2XL to 5XL also a needle ca. 40” (100cm) in length due to the large number of stitches in the yoke.
Stitch holders or waste yarn.
Stitch markers & tapestry needle.

Model has broad shoulders and is wearing Size XL with custom, closer-fitting sleeves and ca. 12” (30.5cm) positive ease at the bust. Unless you also have broad shoulders, for best fit I recommend choosing a size with no more than 4-6” (10-15cm) positive ease.
Pattern has instructions for optional shaping.