Tunic-length knitted pullover

This fitted sweater is knitted in the round from luxuriously cosy Malabrigo merino wool and features twisted-stitch detailing at the yoke.

By Annie Modesitt

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If you thought wool couldn't be sexy, you haven't knit this tunic-length Malabrigo yoke pullover. When a wool is as soft, luxurious and stunningly dyed as this, it begs to be worn close to the body! Shaping in the front and sides of the sweater emphasize a womanly form, while neckline colourwork details draw attention to the face and throat.

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Skill level: Intermediate

Size
To fit bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 48, 54)" / 76 (86, 96.5, 106.5, 122, 137) cm

Finished measurements
Bust: 33 (37, 41, 45, 51, 57)" / 84 (94, 104, 114, 129.5, 145) cm
Length: 24-1/2 (25, 26-1/4, 27-3/4, 29-1/2, 30-1/4)" / 62 (63.5, 65.5, 70.5, 75, 77) cm

Materials
• Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (3-1/2 oz / 100 g ball, each approx 216 yds / 197 m, 100% pure Merino wool)

A: Burgundy Dash 144, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls or 851 (918, 996, 1078, 1192, 1292) yds / 776 (837, 908.5, 983, 1087, 1178.5) m worsted weight yarn

B: Frank Ochre 35, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball or 106 (115, 125, 135, 149, 162) yds / 96.5 (105, 114, 123, 136, 147.5) m worsted weight yarn

C: Peach Tree 53, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) ball or 106 (115, 125, 135, 149, 162) yds / 96.5 (105, 114, 123, 136, 147.5) m worsted weight yarn

• Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle 36" (91 cm) long
• Size 8 (5 mm) circular needle 36" (91 cm) long, or size to obtain gauge (Shorter needles may be used for yoke and neck.)
• Stitch markers in yellow and blue
• Darning needle
• 36" (91.4 cm) of ribbon to thread through yoke (optional)

Gauge
4.25 sts and 6 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) over St st using larger needle

Glossary
K2togR: Knit 2 together with a right slant
Traditionally, decreases that slant to the right are called k2tog. I prefer to call them k2togR to indicate that they have a right slant.

K2togL: Knit 2 together with a left slant
In a traditional knitting pattern, a left-slanting 2-stitch decrease will be written as SSK, K2tog-TBL, or S1 K1 PSSO. I prefer to call these decreases K2togL to indicate that they have a left slant.

Twisted Float Left Slant
Working on the wrong side and keeping strands to right side of work, with A, knit 1, drop strand, (bring strand of B under hanging strand of A, with B, knit 1, bring strand of A under strand of B, with A, knit 1); repeat to last stitch, with B knit 1.

Working a round of twisted float left slant will untwist the strands that have spiraled around each other in the twisted float right slant round.

Twisted Float Right Slant
Working on wrong side, keeping strands to right side of work, with A, knit 1, drop strand, (bring a strand of B over a hanging strand of A, with B knit 1, bring a strand of A over strand of B, with A, knit 1); repeat to last stitch, with B, knit 1.

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Excerpted from Romantic Hand Knits by Annie Modesitt. Copyright 2007 by Annie Modesitt. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

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