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.
Double knitting (DK) weight yarn with good elasticity, wool or wool blends are ideal.
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in st st in the rnd.
Size 5 US / 3.75mm 24” / 60cm circular
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.