Yishu by Michele Wang

Yishu

Knitting
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1485 - 2455 yards (1358 - 2245 m)
39 (43, 47, 50¾, 54¾, 58¾)” circumference at bust
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A sweater of a different stripe, Yishu features graphic suspender columns and exposed seams that emphasize an unusual construction and project casual artistry. The fronts are worked side to side with short-row shaping and extend over the shoulders; the back and wide cropped sleeves are worked flat. Choose your favorite contrasting shades of Loft and wear your Yishu with 7-10” of ease.

Yardage

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

935 (1010, 1090, 1210, 1300, 1430) yards Color 1 (C1); 550 (640, 755, 820, 950, 1025) yards Color 2 (C2)

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins C1 and 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins C2
Photographed in colors Cast Iron (C1) and Fossil (C2)

Gauge

22½ stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking

Note: Both stitch and row gauge are important; since the fronts are worked side-to-side, the number of rows worked determines the width of the pieces

Needles

One 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

39 (43, 47, 50¾, 54¾, 58¾)” circumference at bust
Sized to fit approximately 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44, 46-48, 50-52)” bust
Sample shown is size 43″ with + 10″ ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern
Garter Stitch Selvedge
Slip-Stitch Selvedge
Sloped Bind Off
Short Rows: Yarn Over Method
Wrap & Turn Method (stockinette stitch)

Skill Level

3 out of 5