The boatneck is flanked by intricate short-row shoulders, which reflect the striping of the hem, while pointy sleeve tops mirror the shoulder wedges and provide a different interpretation to the usual dropped-down yoke construction.
An asymmetric lower body with a curved hem and reversed princess seams at the front give the oversized look a flattering tulip shape.
Many interesting details, like the broken up purled sections in between the short row striping, the contrast bind off for a delicate finishing and the playful skinny striping of the sleeves that allow for a fun colour gradation, enhance the overall look of this garment.
All techniques and methods are either explained in the pattern itself with attached photo tutorials, or links are provided that point to web-tutorials.
Sizing (to fit bust size):
X-Small (31 inches or 78,5 cm bust),
Small (34 inches or 86 cm),
Medium (37 inches or 94cm),
Large (40 inches or 101,5 cm),
XL (43 inches or 109 cm),
2XL (46 inches or 116 cm),
3XL (49 inches or 124,5 cm),
4XL (52 inches or 132 cm).
The sample shown in the pictures is worn with
+51cm/ +20” positive Ease.
All measurements of the garment itself can be found in the pattern.
Yarn: BLUES by Magasin Duett
(100% wool at 140m / 153yds per 50gr)
MC (colourway Topaz SS138): 7(8,9,9,9,10,10,11) skeins or approximately 947(1028,1156,1198,1236,1340,1373,1411) metres or 1036(1124,1264,1310,1352,1465,1502,1543) yards.
CC1 (colourway Calypso SS119): 1(2,2,2,2,2,2,2) skeins or approximately 135(147,151,156,161,168,172,176) metres or 148(161,165,171,176,184,188,192) yards.
CC2 (colourway Iced SS249): 2(3,3,3,3,3,3,3) skeins or approximately 271(294,302,313,323,335,343,353) metres 296(322,330,342,353,366,375,386) yards.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
La GeKka can also be worked as a vest, by simply omitting the sleeves and leaving the original armholes as they are.
The pattern has both charted and written instructions.
Stocking Stitch: 21sts and 28.5 rows in 10 cm/4"
on 3,5mm/ US4 needles,
measured after light blocking.
Two 3,5mm/US4 circular needles (at least 80 cm/31" long)
and 3mm/US 2.5 circular needles for hem and cuffs.
4mm/US6 needles or larger for elastic BO (if necessary),
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
7 removable stitch markers (2)+(2)+(3) in different colours,
stitch holders or smooth scrap yarn.
Intermediate to Advanced
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