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Gatsby Pullover

Shaping moves out of the seams.

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With a few strategic tweaks-a unique, quick-knit yarn called Gatsby, a contoured body, and a vertical slit at the neck-Kristin Spurkland has transformed the basic stockinette-stitch pullover into a distinctive modern design. The Gatsby yarn, which works up at a speedy 3 1/2 stitches to the inch, is bulky wool twisted with strands of lustrous viscose and nylon to create a subtle tweed effect. The body shaping-rather than being hidden at the side seams, which is traditional-happens a few inches in from each of the side edges and becomes a visible design element. The neck slit adds visual interest and extra freedom of movement while obviating the picky technical requirements of the more usual V.
Finished Size: 36 (40 1/2, 44, 47 1/2, 51)" (91.5 [103, 112, 120.5, 129.5] cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 40 1/2" (103 cm).
Yarn: Classic Elite Gatsby (70% wool, 15% viscose, 15% nylon; 94 yd [86 m]/100 g): #2156 thistle, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) skeins.
Yarn weight: #6 - Super Bulky
Gauge: 14 sts and 19 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.
Needles: Body and Sleeves-Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): Straight. Neckband-Size 10 (6 mm): Circular (cir) in any length. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2003

SKU: EP1138

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kristin Spurkland

Format: eProject