Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills Used: Cable knitting, increasing and decreasing, picking up stitches
Optional Techniques: Kitchener Stitch, 3-Needle Bind-Off, for the pockets: knitting in the round
Sizes: XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium) (Large, 1X, 2X) (3X, 4X, 5X, 6X)
Finished Measurements: 30 (35.25, 37.75, 42.5) (45.5, 49.75, 53) (57, 64.25, 66.5, 71.5)” bust, with fronts overlapped; intended to be worn with approximately 6″ ease
Materials: Bulky weight acrylic/wool blend: 1055 (1170, 1255, 1380) (1470, 1600, 1705) (1840, 2035, 2115, 2290) yards (MC).
Fingering weight wool blend: 200 yards (CC), for pocket linings (optional).
Model knit in Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 100 grams / 143 yards): color #6007 (MC). Optional pocket linings knit in Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 100 grams / 430 yards): Berry (CC).
Needles and Notions: Size 10 (6 mm) 32″ long or longer circular needle, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; sizes 3 (3.25 mm) and 1 (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles and smooth chunky weight waste yarn for pockets (optional); stitch holder or waste yarn, stitch marker, cable needle
Gauges: In Garter Rib, 17 stitches and 22 rows = 4″/10 cm using MC and larger needle, blocked. Note: To work a gauge swatch, work Garter Rib with 5 stitches in Reverse Stockinette stitch on either side of Garter Rib; measure across the center 17 stitches to check gauge. 16-stitch Cable Panel measures 2.75″/7 cm wide using MC and larger needle, blocked. In Stockinette stitch, 39 stitches and 48 rows = 4″/10 cm using CC and smaller double-pointed needles, blocked.