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Gathered Blouse

Sep 12, 2012
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Gathered Blouse


A sweet blouse is nipped in with cables at the collar and cuffs. Pullover is worked in the round from the top down with raglan and short-row shaping.

FINISHED SIZE 32 (353⁄4, 401⁄2, 441⁄4, 48)" bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 32".
YARN Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted (70% merino wool, 30% silk; 219 yd [200 m]/31⁄2 oz [100 g]): #178 deep sea (blue-green), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins.
NEEDLES Size 6 (4 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Markers (m); cable needle (cn); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
GAUGE 21 sts and 27 rnds = 4" in St st; 24 sts = 4" in cable patt.

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heatherbell wrote
on Aug 9, 2013 4:31 PM

I'm going to start the Gathered blouse sweater but in reviewing the pattern I have a question about the stitch count in the beginning

If you cast on 125 stitches for size 40 1/2 and increase 2 stitches on rnd 2 why does the stitch count after round 2 show 150 sts. I'm confused by this. Can someone please clarify this for me?

Samara wrote
on Mar 11, 2013 9:18 AM

I got it to work, and the creator was also very helpful. What a beautiful pattern!

Totally read those 2 rows wrong, I think my eye couldn't follow along the way it printed out over 2 lines.

JaneR@32 wrote
on Feb 17, 2013 4:58 PM
JaneR@32 wrote
on Feb 16, 2013 1:07 PM

I agree, there seems to be a problem with the number of stitches between each k2 tog.   If worked as written, the decreases would take place over 3 rounds.  I'm going to try doing all the decreases in one round to see if I like the look.

Samara wrote
on Feb 9, 2013 3:13 PM

Hi! I am working on this and just got to the bottom of the first sleeve. The number of stiches don't seem to  line up with the number of decreases before beginning the cable cuff. Can someone please help me out?