Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Pattern: Libretto

By Brittany Wilson

Libretto is the text used in musical work, and to me, the curves and subtle lines of this sweater really do sing. Tosca is a yarn that is full of texture without a complicated stitch pattern, so the slanted ribbing on the cowl/turtle neck, cuffs and an even more dramatic diagonal rib on the hem with a button closer add just enough extra to make a simple sweater more interesting.

This sweater is designed for the advanced beginner. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. You will use a provisional cast on so the collar can be knit later. The hem is knit onto the body at a diagonal once the body is complete.

1 US #13/9mm 20-24” circular needles
1 US #11/8mm 20-24” circular needle
1 Set US #11/8mm double pointed needles

- 5 stitch markers, 1 distinguished from the rest to mark the beginning of the round.
- Tapestry needle
- Scrap yarn for provisional cast on and holding stitches
- 2 buttons and thread

Fleece Artist Tosca [96% merino, 4% nylon; 147yd/135m per 200g skein] 3(4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins; color: Artichoke

10 sts/16 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on larger needles before blocking

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)
Bust Size: 28/30 (32/34, 36/38, 40/42, 44/46, 48/50)

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