Unisex Zip by Ann Budd
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Unisex Zip

July 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in slip-stitch garter rib
US 8 - 5.0 mm
32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60)" circumference at underarm

Because of their loose fit, modified-drop shoulder sweaters are good candidates for unisex styling. Beginning as a cardigan and ending as a pullover, the zip-front style shown here follows the basic instructions and could be translated to any size or gauge. It is worked in an allover rib pattern that obscures the natural tendency of the colors in the handdyed yarn to pool or form distinct zigs and zags. This simple pattern, which repeats over four stitches and two rows, involves purl bumps and elongated slip stitches that result in a prominent vertical component to counterbalance the horizontal color striping. The rib pattern is extended all the way to the bind-off edges of the lower body, sleeves, and zippered neck.

This pattern is available in the electronic version but not the hardback version of this book.

Purple version knit in Universal Yarn Bella Cash appears in Wool Studio 101.