This is a very simple modern sweater, with a very wide body and skinny sleeves. Worked with a worsted weight yarn at a very loose gauge, it is very flattering, drapey and stylish! A little short row section in the shoulders adds an interesting texture to the sleeves.
Directions are given to make a seamless version (worked in the round) or a seamed version (worked back and forth) of the body. The sleeves and the neckband are worked seamlessly in the round in both versions.
Materials: Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Rios (191m/210 yd /100g), 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins. Shown in colorway “Niebla”. Needles: 5.5mm straight or circular needles for the body (directions for seamed and seamless versions are provided). 5.5mm and 4.5mm circular needles for the neckband and sleeves (needed for both versions). Other Notions: Stitch holders, tapestry needle, an extra needle for 3-needle-bind off.
Gauge: Note: It is very important that you stretch your fabric when blocking, so make sure you measure your swatch after blocking it this way.
14 st and 20 rows to 10cm on 5.5mmneedles, in stockinette stitch, after blocking the fabric, really stretching it.