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Smocking on the Move

Asymmetry never looked so good.

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A child's classic smocked-yoke dress started this designer thinking about knitting a smocked pattern. Since she loves to place design elements asymmetrically -and she enjoys a challenge- she worked her sweater with one sleeve smocked and the other one ribbed. The right sleeve is shaped in a different manner from the left to compensate for the different gauges of the stitch patterns. Not content to end her smocking at the sleeve cap, she carried it over the shoulder in a fluid manner and onto the neck. Unlike traditional smocking, the stitch she used is easy to work; you smock as you go.
Finished Size: 35 (39 1/2, 44, 48 1/2)" (89 [100.5, 112, 123] cm) bust/chest circumference. Sweater shown measures 39 1/2" (100.5 cm).
Yarn: Fiesta Yarns Kokopelli (60% mohair, 40% wool; 130 yd [118 m]/4 oz): #13 saddle brown, 8 (9, 10, 11) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in k1, p4 rib without smocking; 20 sts and 22 rows = 4" (10 cm) in smocked sections.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 16" (40-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Cable needle (cn); stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Winter 2003

SKU: EP1151

Author/Speaker/Editor: Teva Durham

Format: eProject