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Aquitane Pullover

Nov 23, 2009
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An intermediate women's seamless yoke pullover with dramatic lace pattern. A subtle texture pattern adorns the body and upper sleeves. Worked in the round for seamless knitting, the body features waist shaping. The yoke is worked without shaping until just below the neckband, where there's a drastic decrease in stitch count.

Designer Deborah Newton

Pattern Corrections to Yoke section: Set up pieces: Left sleeve: With RS facing, sl first 6 (9, 15, 12, 18) sts of rnd to holder, then sl last 7 (8, 14, 13, 19) sts to holder—38 (34, 34, 38, 38) sts rem. Mark this as left sleeve. Right sleeve: With RS facing, sl first 7 ( 8, 14, 13, 19) sts of rnd to holder, then sl last 6 (9, 15, 12, 18) sts to holder—38 (34, 34, 38, 38) sts rem. Mark this as right sleeve. Join pieces: With body on larger cir needle, sl 2 sts of body to right needle, place next 6 (9, 15, 12, 18) sts onto holder for right underarm, sl next 65 (65, 65, 77, 77) sts to right needle for back, place next 6 (9, 15, 12, 18) sts onto holder for left underarm, sl 38 (34, 34, 38, 38) left sleeve sts to cir needle, place next 8 (7, 13, 14, 20) sts of body onto holder for left underarm, sl next 61 (69, 69, 73, 73) sts to right needle for front, place next 8 (7, 13, 14, 20) sts of body onto holder for right underarm, sl 38 (34, 34, 38, 38) right sleeve sts to cir needle—202 (202, 202, 226, 226) sts total. Sl 2 sts of right sleeve to left needle and pm for beg of rnd. Next rnd: Work right cable over 4 sts (2 right sleeve sts and 2 back sts), pm, work 61 (61, 61, 73, 73) sts in lace patt, pm, work right cable over 4 sts (2 back sts and 2 left sleeve sts), pm, work lace patt over 133 (133, 133, 145, 145) sts to end. Work 29 (29, 39, 39, 39) more rnds in patt, ending with Rnd 10 (10, 20, 20, 20) of lace patt. Change to smaller cir needle. Dec rnd: Work in k1, p1 rib, and at the same time dec 64 (64, 64, 72, 72) sts evenly spaced—138 (138, 138, 154, 154) sts rem. Work even in rib for 3/4". BO all sts.


Finished Size 34¼ (37, 42¼, 45)" bust circumference. Sweater shown measures 34¼", modeled with minimal ease.
Yarn Classic Elite Kumara (85% merino, 15% baby camel; 128 yd [117 m]/50 g): #5719 strawberry frappe, 8 (9, 11, 12) balls.
Needles Size 10 (6 mm): 24" circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Size 8 (5 mm): 24" cir. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions
•Markers (m);
• stitch holders;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 25 rnds = 4" in textured patt on larger needle; 19 sts and 24 rnds = 4" in lace patt on larger needle. Rep Rnds 1–4 for patt.


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mad4dmouse wrote
on Mar 10, 2010 5:23 PM

Odd to respond to my own post, but I thought that people might like to know how it turned out.  I held back one stitch on each side of the back on the sleeve and the body of the garment.  Then I held back one stitch on both sides of the front.  (four total across the back and two across the front of the yoke.)  This gave me an even pattern repeat across the sleeves and the front yoke and a half repeat across the back.  This also eliminated the uneven stitch numbers under the arm.  Also, I only did one and a half repeats of the lace pattern for the yoke.  Even then, it was really large around the top.  I threaded a pretty ribbon through the top of the ribbing to pull it in and I also treaded a matching ribbon through the cuff ribbing.  This really accents the scalloped edge formed by the lace pattern.  It turned out to be a truly beautiful sweater.  I made it in white wool for spring and it is just lovely.

mad4dmouse wrote
on Feb 9, 2010 1:29 PM

I'm having a hard time with the instructions for the yoke.  The number of stitches don't work out as an even repeat of the lace pattern.  I'm making the 42 1/2" size, although I think that a similar problem would occur in all sizes.  Any advice?