Blank Canvas

£5.00

Worked from the bottom up the body features darted waist shaping that hits a little higher than the natural waistline, which I find is more flattering to the majority of women. Three quarter length sleeves are simply a personal favourite, but could easily be lengthened if you don’t find yourself constantly pushing sleeves out of the way, as I do. Sleeves and body are joined and the yoke is worked seamlessly, with a pattern of decreases that creates something between a saddle shoulder and a classic raglan: a ‘raddle’ yoke, if you will. This yoke style follows the contours of the body more closely than a raglan, defining the shoulders in a way that those of you who dislike raglans are likely to find much more flattering. Following the varying decrease rates requires just a little more focus than a classic raglan but the advantages are worth the effort. Not only providing a more refined shape, this construction means that the yoke depth corresponds to the body, rather than being dictated by the construction method.

A basic, blank, canvas: simple and flattering as it is, but just a starting point in your hands.

Yarn

Double knitting (DK) weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.

790[840, 920, 950, 1040, 1070] (1140, 1190, 1250, 1320, 1370) [1400, 1480, 1540, 1610, 1660]yds / 720[770, 840, 870, 950, 980] (1040, 1090, 1250, 1310, 1370) [1400, 1480, 1540, 1610, 1660]m.

Needles and notions

US 5 / 3.75mm 24˝ / 60cm or longer circular needle. Stitch markers.

Gauge

22 sts and 30 rnds = 4˝ / 10cm in st st in the rnd.

Sizing

Finished chest circumference: 30[32, 34, 36, 38, 40] (42, 44, 46, 48, 50) [52, 54, 56, 58, 60]” / 76[81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5] (106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) [132, 137, 142, 147.5, 152.5]cm.

Shown in size 36” with 1” of positive ease.

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