Designer: Wendy Bernard
Featured in No Sheep for You (Interweave Press 2007), this sweater is knitted in Blue Sky Organic Cotton, which is soft, soft, soft, but worked at a tighter gauge than the ball band suggests to improve the drape and wearability. It’s designed to be close fitting, with waist shaping and a seriously flattering deep scoopy neck. And for a little spice, designer Wendy Bernard has knitted in a simplified herringbone pattern.
Yarn: Worsted-weight (CYCA #4 Medium) yarn. Shown here: Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton (100% cotton; 150 yd
[137 m]/100 g): #619 tomato (MC), 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins. Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton (100% organic cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/100 g): #82 nut (CC), 1 skein (all sizes).
Needles: Body and sleeves—size 7 (4.5 mm): 29" (70 cm) circular (cir). Edging— size 6 (4 mm): 16" or 24" (40 or 60 cm) cir or set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions:Markers (m); tapestry needle; a few yards (meters) of waste yarn.
Gauge: 18 stitches and 25 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needle.
Skill level: Intermediate.