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Washington Square

Wash Squ 3
From the moment I sewed the last button onto Washington Square in October (in the car on the way to Rhinebeck) it has become part of my uniform. I think I've worn this cardigan more than any other sweater I've made. The yarn, Schaefer Miss Priss, has a combination of warmth and softness that makes it perfect from October through April here in NJ. In the photo above I'm wearing it with a short sleeved tshirt in October. There is no itchiness, I assure you. The color, Thistle,  is a lovely muted violet that seems to look good with most of my wardrobe.

Washington Squ Sofs
It's fun to see how the same sweater works on me with zero ease and on Sofie with about 5" of ease. I think it's the ribbing that makes Washington Square work for both of us. The 3x1 ribbing gives a bit of contour to the body without the addition of actual body shaping in the pattern.

Wash Squ 2
Washington Square is worked flat, in one piece from the bottom up to the underarms. The sleeves are then worked in the round and joined to the body at the yoke. Simple slipped stitch ovals begin the yoke, with a ridge stitch completing the yoke. Finishing work is quick with only button bands added and small openings at the underarms that are stitched closed.

Wash Square Back
Huge thanks go out to Bich-Thu, Elizabeth and Tonia for test knitting and to Karen for editing. Thank you also to Laura Nelkin at the Schaefer Yarn Company for being so generous with yarn support.

Washington Square

Sizes: 30 [32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52]  Shown in size 40
Finished Measurements: Bust - 30.5[32.25, 34, 36.75, 38.5, 40.25, 42, 44.75, 46.5, 48.25, 50, 52.75]”
Gauge:  18 sts & 29 rows = 4” in (k3, p1) ribbing, blocked.
Yarn:  Schaefer Yarn Miss Priss, 100% Merino Wool, 280 yds per 4oz. skein, Color: Thistle, 3[4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7] Skeins
Needles: US 8/5mm 32 or 40” circular and one set US 8/5mm DPN’s or size to obtain gauge
Other Materials: 8[8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10] buttons, Place Markers (PM), ScrapYarn in two colors, Tapestry Needle

Price: $6.00 US


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Beautiful! Another one to show to Hannah. How about the hat that Sofie is wearing? Is that one of your designs? (I think it is but I'm drawing a blank)

Yes Carole, the pattern for the slouchy hat is mine. It's Sofie's Slouch.

I adore this!

Oh, that's so pretty!

I just love it :-)

It's YOU in a photo. Hurray! I love your new design and the fact that it's knit in one piece makes it even better. I know, I should learn how to adapt patterns myself, but I'm a little lazy. :-)

It's a beautiful sweater! It's also nice to see you in some photos (next time smile!).

Another beautiful design. You are a force! It's also great/helpful to see the sweater modeled on two different bodies! Looking forward to knitting this one.

Love it Kirsten! It looks great on both of you and I adore the color!

Lovely, as always, and I love the yarn choice!

I had to have this. I work at LYS parttime and love Ultra Alpaca Tonal. I think this pattern will give me excuse to buy some.

I really like the looks of this sweater! Think I'll have to do this one very soon :)

So beautiful!

I'm not a sweater knitter and, as a matter of fact, I'm intimidated by them but this may make a sweater knitter out of me. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Yet another gorgeous pattern. How do you do it?!

It´s beautiful!

That is super gorgeous, must make that one! Thank you. x

OH my gosh, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Straight the the favorite button!!!

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