Sicily

Knitting
November 2008
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
954 - 2042 yards (872 - 1867 m)
XS-3X
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This cabled romantic sweater with 3/4 length sleeves,
scoop neck, and unique construction is the perfect challenge for an intermediate knitter.

SIZE
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) (Shown in Size 34)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54) inches
Length: 20 (20.5, 21, 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23) inches

MATERIALS

  • Jaeger Roma (63% viscose, 22% nylon,
    15% angora; 137 yd / 125 m per 50g
    ball); color: Leaf 10; 7 (8, 10, 11,
    12, 14, 15) balls, or approximately
    954 (1090, 1362, 1498, 1634, 1906,
    2042) yd

OR

  • Rowan Felted Tweed (50% wool, 25% alpaca, and 25% viscose 191/175m yd per 50g ball); color: Rage 150; 5 (6, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) balls.
  • 1 set US5/3.75 mm double-pointed needles for sleeves
  • 1 set US3/3.25 mm double-pointed needles or 1 16-inch US3/3.25 mm circular needle for sleeve hems
  • 1 24-inch, 29-inch, or 32-inch US5/3.75 mm circular needle for body
  • 1 24-inch, 29-inch, or 32-inch US3/3.25 mm circular needle for hem
  • 1 16-inch US5/3.75 mm circular needle or straight needles for cable band and end of sleeves (optional)
  • Stitch Markers in 2 colors
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle (optional)

GAUGE
23 sts/36 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch
Center Cable Band = 3.5” wide;
One pattern repeat (24 rows) = 2.6” long

ERRATA
After waist increases, you should have 174 (197, 220, 243, 266, 289, 312) sts on the needles.


Jaeger Roma is really soft and smooth, but it shows every little bump and join, so I might recommend finding a different soft DK wool/silk (like Zephyr Wool-Silk) or a nice soft DK wool blend like Rowan Felted Tweed to knit this up in.

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