Marie

Introducing Marie with her luxurious and versatile alpaca shawl collar.  Wear it cozily upright, folder over in a deep v-neckline, or somewhere in between.  Worsted wool is paired with alpaca dk in this slim-fitting and shapely piece. The bodice extends high-hip in length with ribbed trimming at the hems and collar. Worked bottom-up, the lower portion begins as one piece on circular needles until the start of the front neckline where it splits and each side is worked separately.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Waist: 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50"
Hips: 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55"
Length: 24, 24
½, 24¾, 25, 25¼, 25½, 25¾"

MATERIALS
Yarn
Worsted wool with DK alpaca collar shown in
• Lark wool by Quince & Co. [100% wool; 134 yds (123m) per 50g skein]; color – Chanterelle #118; 7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately 870, 995, 1085, 1215, 1335, 1455, 1565 yards.
• Baby Alpaca DK by Shibui Knits  (100% baby alpaca; 255 yds (233m) per 100g skein); color – Ash #2003; 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approximately210, 220, 250, 270, 300, 315, 320 yards.

Needles
US7 (4.5mm), or to obtain gauge
• 1 20 to 32" circular (for bodice
– use length shorter than waist measurement of size selected)
• 1 pair straight (for upper bodice and sleeves)
US6 (4mm) or to obtain gauge
• 1 24
" circular (for collar)

Notions
Stitch markers
Stitch holders
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
19 sts and 28 rows to 4
" in stockinette stitch in Quince Lark wool using US7 (4.5mm) and
21 sts and 28 rows to 4
" in stockinette stitch in Shibui Knits Baby Alpaca DK using US6 (4mm)

SKILLS REQUIRED
Circular knitting, decreasing (k2tog, ssk, p2tog, p2tog tbl), increasing (m1L and m1R), short row shaping at collar and shoulders, 3-needle bind off at shoulders, stitch pick up around neckline, blocking, and seaming.

13 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, relevant abbreviations, and photo tutorial for seaming collar.

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