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Throwback Thursday (Worsted version)

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Back in the late 80s/early 90s, I had an old, oversized, raglan-sleeved rollneck sweater that I wore the heck out of but somehow lost in one of my many moves. When I picked up my needles to create an homage to that old sweater, I knew I didn’t just want to recreate the past. I wanted a bit of nostalgia that was infused with modern sensibility.

This TBT design is a nod to that old rollneck but is updated with a split hem, an easy lace + cable design at the sides, and a set-in sleeve that is worked simultaneously with the upper bodice. Loose fitting but not overly sized.

A photo tutorial guides you through the top-down construction for what is possibly the easiest set-in sleeve you’ll ever work--no sewing, no picking up stitches around the entire armhole, no short rows on the sleeve cap. Just carefully placed increases within the easy stockinette.

To maintain a seamless translation from the rolled neck trim and the bodice, you’ll be doing a provisional cast on--but no worries! It’s totally easy, too, and I’ve created a video tutorial showing you how (complete with a mis-pronunciation of the word “Provisional” . Hey, we’re a judgement-free zone here, folks :wink: )

The pullover is intended to be worn with 1-3” of positive ease (that is, 1” to 3” larger than your bust measurement). If you measure, say, 38” I suggest that you begin with the size 41”. Note that the model in the photo (the designer), measures to a 33” bust (B-cup) but is wearing the size 35”.

Sizes: 32(35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 51)” finished bust.
Materials:
8(9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) skeins of Quince Lark (134 yds/50 g skein, colorway Iceland), or approx.:
1010(1110, 1220, 1350, 1475, 1615, 1800) yards worsted weight yarn.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file

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