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Geniality Sweater

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geniality (n.) - the quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner.

It’s hard to feel friendly and cheerful when you’re uncomfortably cold, isn’t it? At least, I know I tend to be a cranky sort when I’m too chilled, which is why I always try to have a sweater with me just in case. The evening breeze can pick up out of nowhere here in Ventura, and there’s always the risk of an excessively air-conditioned office or store.

So I designed the Geniality Sweater to help fit those needs. It’s a DK-weight sweater with lacy sleeves and a solid body. Those details make it interesting to knit but not too complicated. The sleeves are ¾ length so you don’t have to worry about soaking your cuffs while washing your hands, and the body can be adjusted to any length you please. It’s lightweight enough to layer under jackets, to carry in a tote bag, or to pop over a tank top if the day turns breezy.

**SIZES**
(1, 2, 3) (4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9) - See posted schematic photo to compare sizing information

(A) Finished chest and body circumference = (29.5, 33.5, 37.5) (41.5, 45.5, 49.5) (53.5, 57.5, 61.5)” / (75, 85, 95.5) (105.5, 115.5, 125.5) (136, 146, 156) cm

(B) Upper arm circumference = (8.25, 9, 10) (10.75, 11.75, 13.5) (14.5, 16, 17)” / (21, 23, 25.5) (27.5, 30, 34.5) (37, 40.5, 43) cm unstretched. The sleeves have a ribbed lace texture that can stretch comfortably by several inches to accommodate a wide range of arms.

(C) Neck to end of raglan depth = (7, 9.5, 9.75) (10.25, 10.5, 12) (12.75, 13.75, 14)” / (18, 24, 25) (26, 26.5, 30.5) (32.5, 35, 35.5) cm

(D) Sleeve length = 11.5” (29 cm) (adjustable)

A note about sizing: this sweater is not designed with a particular amount of ease in mind. Instead, the sweater is designed so that the finished measurements are what they are, and you pick the amount of ease that you prefer. The sleeves have some gentle ribbing in them so that they can more comfortably fit a wider range of arms. The sample is shown in size 4 (41.5” or 105.5 cm) on a model (that would be yours truly) with a 42” (106 cm) bust.

**MATERIALS**
DK-weight yarn, (788, 911, 1046) (1180, 1327, 1498) (1650, 1833, 2003) yds / (721, 833, 956) (1079, 1213, 1370) (1509, 1676, 1832) m

Sample shown knit in Coast to Coast Yarn Co. Classic DK, 100% superwash merino, worsted spun, 231 yds (212 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)

**GAUGE**
4” (10 cm) square = 20 stitches x 32 rows in stockinette

**NEEDLES**
• One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above
• One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size two sizes smaller than size used to match gauge listed above (for knitting the collar and cuffs)
• One 24” (61 cm) circular needle in a size to match gauge listed above
• One 24” (61 cm) circular needle in a size two sizes smaller than size used to match gauge listed above
• One 32” (81 cm) circular needle in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle sizes: US 7 (4.5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm)

**TOOLS**
Four stitch markers
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

**SKILL LEVEL**
Intermediate
Requires decreases, increases, and knitting in the round
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