M's Favorite

Marlene sure enjoyed a classic turtle neck, and she was on my mind when this design came into view.  Introducing M's Favorite, a slim, shaped pullover with extra-long sleeves and a steep collar all trimmed with 4x4 ribbing – a wide paneled repeat that is more decorative than it is elastic.  This piece is worked top down in the round.  Stitches are picked up around the neckline for the turtle collar, and around the armhole for the set-in sleeves.  The top-down sleeves are worked in the cap method defined by Elizabeth Doherty in her publication Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design.  Simple and classic – an enjoyable knit!

This pattern is available for both worsted and sport weight yarns.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust:  31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Waist:  27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
Hips:  31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 51, 55" / 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5, 139.75 cm
Length:  24¾, 25¼, 25½, 25¾, 26, 26¼, 26½" / 63, 64, 64.75, 65.5, 66, 66.75, 67.25 cm   

MATERIALS
Sport weight
Yarn

Shown in Chickadee wool by Quince & Co. (100% wool; 181 yards / 166m per 50g skein); color – Wasabi #141;
8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1305, 1475, 1625, 1785, 1970, 2155, 2315 yds / 1195, 1350, 1490, 1635, 1805, 1970, 2120 m.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm or size to obtain gauge (see gauge below)
• 1 24 to 32" / 60 to 80 cm circular
• 1 16" / 40 cm circular for picking up sleeve cap and turtleneck collar stitches
• Preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Worsted weight
Yarn

Shown in Cascade 220 wool by Cascade Yarns. (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yds / 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein); color – Atlantic #2404; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 1080, 1215, 1345, 1470, 1625, 1780, 1915 yds / 990, 1110, 1230, 1345, 1485, 1630, 1750 m.

Needles
US8 / 5mm or size to obtain gauge (see gauge below)
1 24 to 32" / 60 to 80 cm circular
1 16" / 40 cm circular for picking up sleeve cap and turtleneck collar stitches
Preferred needle style for working small circumferences of the sleeves in the round

Notions for both
Stitch markers
Stitch holders or waste yarn
Tapestry needle
T-pins for blocking

GAUGE (after blocking)
Sport weight – 24 sts and 32 rows and rnds = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
Worsted
weight18.7 sts and 24 rows and rnds = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, cable CO, circular knitting, decreases (ssk, k2tog), increases (RLI, LLI), stitch pick up around neckline and armhole, short row shaping at sleeve cap, and blocking. 

9 page pdf includes pattern instructions, photographs, schematics, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

You'll find this pattern on sale on Ravelry for $6.00 individually and $10.00 for the 2-pattern collection.
Sport weight – buy now.
• Worsted weight – buy now
• M's Favorite, sport and worsted collectionbuy now

Pattern inspiration blogged about here.