Tosca by Natasja Hornby

Tosca

Knitting
February 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1121 - 1859 yards (1025 - 1700 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7, 8}
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Easy to wear Tosca combines a comfortable shape with eye-catching details. The interesting construction results in a modified drop shoulder shape with 1x1 shaped ribbing along the armholes and the back raglan lines. The richly textured fronts are also framed by shaped 1x1 ribbing, adding movement while elegantly framing the neck and the face. The sleeves are finished with horizontal ribbed cuffs that can be worn buttoned up or open, and the split ribbed hem adds a little drama to the stockinette back of the cardigan.

CONSTRUCTION
Tosca is worked from the top down. First, the back yoke is worked back and forth until the underarm. Then, stitches are picked up from the slanted edges of the back yoke to work the back and front shoulders. The front yoke is worked to the underarms, where the fronts and back are joined to work the body seamlessly. For the body you can choose to work the sweater with or without horizontal bust darts and / or tapering of the body. For the sleeves, stitches are picked up around the armhole. The sleeve caps are shaped using German short rows, after which the sleeves are worked in the round.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4) {5, 6, 7, 8}
Finished bust measurements (with fronts overlapping)
89.5 (100, 110.5, 119) {131.5, 140, 150.5, 161} cm / 35.25 (39.5, 43.5, 47) {51.75, 55.25, 59.25, 63.5}”.

The cardigan is designed to have a roomy fit, with approx 12 - 15 cm / 4.75 - 6” of positive ease around the bust when worn closed.
Sample is shown in size 2, with horizontal bust darts, tapering of the body and 12 cm / 4.75” of positive ease.

YARN
DK weight yarn with good stitch definition.
Approx 1025 (1100, 1200, 1300) {1375, 1475, 1600, 1700} m / 1120 (1200, 1310, 1420) {1500, 1610, 1750, 1860} yards.

Sample shown in Tukuwool DK, 100% wool, 250 meters / 273 yards per 100 gr, colorway Nila.

NEEDLES
Needle A (for the body and the sleeves) One 80 cm / 30” circular needle, and a set of needles for working small circumferences in the round in size needed to obtain gauge listed.
Suggested needle size: 4 mm / US #6.
Needle B (for the horizontal ribbing) One 40 cm / 15” needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.75 mm / US #5.
Needle C (for the I-cord with buttonholes) One 40 cm / 15” needle.
Suggested needle size: 3.5 mm / US #4.

GAUGE
Measured after blocking.
Stockinette stitch on Needle A: 19 sts x 31 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4”.

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