Star-strewn by Dieuwke Schack-Mulligen


April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16.25 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
897 - 1520 yards (820 - 1390 m)
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I love cozy, warm sweaters with a little bit of glamour. This one provides exactly that: the soft fluffy yarn makes it perfectly snuggly. And while it looks simple from the stockinette front, as soon as you turn your back there is a bit of spice with the Star Stitch pattern. The loose fit makes it perfect for a day at the office or just relaxing at home.

The sweater body is worked flat from the back hem, up the Star Stitch back, over the shoulders, and down the stockinette front. The neck opening is created by placing back neck stitches on hold then casting on front neck stitches. The armholes are shaped with decreases and increases, and the neckline is shaped with short rows. After seaming the sides, stitches are picked up for the sleeves, which are worked from the top down in the round. Ribbing is added around the neck to finish.

Yarn used: Garnudsalg Blackhill Fluffy Miss Milo (64% Cotton, 22% Alpaca, 14% Wool), worsted weight, 100 meters / 109 yards per 50g, 9-10-11-12-13-14 skeins. Colorway: “2”.
Actual approximate meterage/yardage needed:
820-930-1020-1130-1270-1390 meters / 900-1025-1120-1245-1395-1530 yards.

Needles: 4,5 mm / US 7 circulars, 80 cm / 32 inches.
5 mm/ US 8 circulars or straights.
Optional: DPNs for working sleeves and neckline.

Other: 2 stitch markers, 8 removable stitch markers (4 mA, 4 mB), waste yarn for provisional cast on, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 16,25 sts & 22 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch on smaller needles, 17 sts & 20 rows in star stitch on larger needles.

Size: XS-S-M-L-XL-2XL, to fit bust of 74-84-94-104-114-124 cm / 29-33-37-41-45-49 inches.
Finished bust measurement: 90.5-100-109.5-118-128-137.5 cm/36-40-43.75-47.25-51.25-55 inches
Garment is intended to fit with approximately 14-16 cm / 6.5-7 inches of positive ease.

A big thanks to everyone involved in tech editing and test knitting!