Oct 082013

Slaunter | The Knitting Vortex

A slouchy sweater, good for sauntering around on errands and adventures when there’s just a bit of chill in the air, Slaunter has a boxy fit with a wide scooped neckline and longer back hem. The smooth reverse stockinette body contrasts with the highly textured hem, cuffs and neck trim, where the mistake rib stitch pattern turns up the style a notch. The side slits are neatly finished with self facings to keep the look polished, and extra fun comes from the knit detail that continues up from the hem along the sideseams. Wherever you Slaunter around, sweatshirt comfort meets stylish details in a modern and fun fit.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, increasing, picking up stitches, short rows, simultaneous shaping, 3-needle BO.

Size: 36 (38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54)” body circumference; designed to be worn with 4-6” of positive ease.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino; 225 yards/110g); 4 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins, shown in Calligraphy.

Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needle (2), or size to match gauge; Extra US 7 dpn for facings and 3-needle BO; Stitch markers (2); Stitch holders (3); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 20 st and 26 rows/4” in reverse stockinette stitch; 22 st and 28 rows/4” in Mistake Rib, after blocking.

See it on Ravelry, to read more or purchase the pattern. 

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Slaunter is on special introductory sale at 20% off the regular price from October 8-10; the discount will be automatically applied at checkout on Ravelry.