Rozachakra by Jennifer Dassau


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Find your inner balance and serenity with Rozachakra, a cocoon sweater perfectly suited to the changing seasons. Textured stitches and cables, worked seamlessly from the top down, create an easy layer to wear over any outfit.

Rozachakra is worked seamlessly from the top down in shifting textured stitch patterns with a central cable panel. Stitches are cast on at the neckline and the front neck is shaped for a few rows before joining the body in the round. The body is increased sharply along two lines placed close together at the outer edge of the sleeve, creating a long and steep shoulder line worked to low sleeve cuff openings, where front and back are divided and worked separately back and forth. The body is then joined in the round again and finished with a garter hem. Stitches are picked up around the sleeve openings and finished with garter cuffs, then stitches are picked up around the neckline and worked in a relaxed matching garter turtleneck that can be folded over or worn draped.

Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, purlwise cable CO, knit/purl, cables, increasing/decreasing, working in the round, picking up stitches. Pattern instructions are both fully written and charted.

Size: S (M, L); hem circumference 41 (44, 50)” at high hip level; shown in second size worn with 9” positive ease at hip. This poncho style sweater is meant to be a significantly oversized layer.

Yarn: 1200 (1300, 1500) yards of dk weight wool or wool blend yarn. Choosing a blend with some cashmere or silk will bring a lovely drape and softness to your sweater. The sample used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK (57% merino wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere; 120 yards/110m/50g); shown in #18042 pink, which is discontinued.

Other Materials: US 6 (4mm) 24” and 40” circular needles, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (4 each of colors A, B & C); Stitch holders (2); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 32 rows/4” in moss stitch, after blocking.

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