Flirty, sleek, festive, casual. It’s up to you. Sneaky keyholes in the neckline and the upper sleeve add a little… je ne sais quoi… both to the appearance as well as to the knitting.
OUR KIT INCLUDES
Caravan by Crave Yarn (354 yds/100g; light sport; 70% Superwash Extrafine Merino, 10% Mulberry Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere)
Size: 32” = 3 skeins
Size: 34-42" = 4 skeins
Size: 44-50” = 5 skeins
Size: 54" = 6 skeins
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Bocallave is knitted with the Ziggurat method, an all in one technique inspired by Tuulia's Tailored Sweater Method. The knitting begins as per Ziggurat usual with a regular longtail cast on for back and shoulders. Each shoulder is worked in turn to set up yoke and sleeve caps. A keyhole neckline and a keyhole on the sleeves make for a nice twist. The final bit of yoke and caps is knitted in two halves, front and back separately. Stitches are cast on to complete the sleeves before underarm stitches are picked up to finish the body in the round. Step by step instructions guide you from cast on to bind off. A Helpful Table keeps track of rows and shaping but is not required reading. Note that stitch counts change more often than usual due to the Keyholes. HINTS &You may shorten/ lengthen this garment by knitting less/ more body length before commencing the hem. Try on as you go and adjust accordingly.
Sample shown in various yarns. The main image uses Crave Yarn Caravan in color Idyll. Photo credit goes to Annabel Young.
32 (34, 36, 38, 40) [42, 44, 46, 50, 54)” 81 (86, 91, 97, 102) [107, 112, 117, 127, 137] cm
FINISHED CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE (GARMENT)
35.75 (37.5 39.5 41.5 43.5) [45.5 47.5 50 54.75 58.75]" 90.5 (95.5 100.5 105.5 110.5) [115.5 120.5 127 139 149] cm
FIT tailored shoulder, relaxed body with approx 8–10 cm / 3–4.5” ease
STYLE top with crew neck and keyhole details
2 circular needles: 3.5mm (US 4), 80–100cm (32–40”) 3mm (US2.5) circular needle, 80–100cm (32–40”)
24 sts x 32 rows on 3.5 mm (US 4) needle