Bonanza

A modern shout-out to western wear of the 60’s, introducing Bonanza – a stylish, crewneck pullover, with a detached fringed cowl collar!   Worked overall in stockinette stitch with moss stitch adding texture to front and back panels this cropped piece extends high-hip in length with gentle shaping at the waist.  It’s worked bottom-up in the round to the armholes, then split and worked flat.  Long sleeves are worked bottom-up in the round and set-in.  The matching cowl is worked flat, horizontally, grafted into a loop, then blocked and fringed – a fun new technique worked simply by unraveling its edges and trimming.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.25, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Waist: 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.25, 129.5 cm
High hips (4¾" / 12 cm) below waist):  29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53" / 73.5, 84, 94, 104, 114.25, 124.5, 134.5 cm
Length: 21½, 22, 22¼ , 22½ , 22¾, 23, 23¼" / 54.5, 56, 56.5, 57.25, 57.75, 58.5, 59 cm at center back

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers by Cascade Yarns (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yds / 200 m; 3½ oz / 100 g skein); color – Pumpkin Spice #2453; 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1180, 1290, 1390, 1490, 1610, 1730, 1830 yards / 1080, 1180, 1271, 1363, 1473, 1582, 1674 m.

Needles
US8 / 5mm or size to obtain gauge
• 1 24 to 32" circular (use length smaller than waist measurement)
• 1 pair straight
• 1 set double-pointed
US7 / 4.5mm (one size smaller than above) for neckline trim
• 1 16 to 24" circ

Notions
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders
• Tapestry needle
Waste yarn of contrasting color for collar grafting
• Blocking wires and pins

GAUGE (after blocking)
20 sts and 23.6 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
20 sts and 24.9 rows = 4" / 10 cm in moss stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, circular knitting, decreasing (ssk, k2tog, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L, m1R), short row shaping, and 3-needle BO (shoulders), stitch pickup around neckline, blocking, and seaming (sleeve cap into armholes).  Collar requires provisional CO and grafting moss stitch – an alternative method for both using waste knitting is provided.

11 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, a photo tutorial for creating fringe and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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