The Gambler by Paulina Popiolek
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The Gambler

Knitting
November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in textured diamond pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1482 - 2318 yards (1355 - 2120 m)
32, (34, 36, 38, 40, 42), [44, 46, 48, 50] inches
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’The Gambler’ is a casual sweater perfect for colder months.
It is knitted in all over diamond pattern in worsted weight yarn and with minimal shaping. Body is worked bottom-up and in the round up to the armholes, then the work is split and front and back are worked flat. Stitches for sleeves are picked up around armholes and knit in the round.

Techniques used:
tubular cast on and cast off
German short rows
both of which can be substituted.

Yarn used: Woolfolk FÅR, sample shown in colour ‘Snow’.

The actual measurements of the garment are:
42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52), 54, 56, 58, 60
with intended positive 10” at chest.

The instructions are written and the diamond pattern is also charted. There are two option of neck treatment: turtle neck and crew neck.
Yarn requirements for turtle neck: approximately 1355 (1430, 1530, 1620, 1680, 1760) 1850, 1950, 2050, 2120 meters; 11(11, 12, 13, 13, 14) 15, 15, 16, 17 skeins. For crew-neck version about 1 less skein (150m) is needed.

’The Gambler’ is fairly easy to make and can be tackled by any knitter who started venture into garment making. If any of the techniques is too daunting, it can be substituted. Even short rows used for shoulder shaping can be omitted and the traditional method of casting off in steps to get the slanting shoulder can be applied.

The sporty style of this sweater goes with trousers or a skirt.
A perfect autumn/winter jumper!