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Stormsvale by Robin Melanson

Traditionally inspired with a modern fit, this jacket combines menswear-influenced herringbone patterning with intricate color work bands at the midriff, cuffs, and collar. Stormsvale is the Norwegian name for the storm petrel, a seabird.

$7.00 US

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Finished bust measurements: 32 (35 ½, 40, 44, 48, 52)” / 81.5 (90, 101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm

Yarn: 9 (10, 12, 14, 16, 18) balls Rauma 3-Ply Strikkegarn (100% wool; 115 yd/105 m per  1 ¾ oz/50 g) in Dark Steel Grey (MC) #1387; 1 ball each Deep Aqua Blue (CC1) #33/66, Medium Grey Blue (CC2) #138, Steel Grey (CC3) #1287, and Red (CC4) #174

Needles & Notions: set of 4 or 5 size 4 US (3.5 mm) dpns, size US (3.5 mm) 32“ (80 cm) and 16“ (40 cm) circulars; set of 4 or 5 size 5 US (3.75 mm) dpns; size 5 US (3.75 mm) 32” (80 cm) and 16” (40 cm) circulars; tapestry needle; stitch markers; 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) ½” (12 mm) buttons; stitch holders; sewing needle and thread to match MC; optional sewing machine. For the larger sizes, you may wish to substitute a 40” length for the longer circular needle.

Gauge: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Herringbone pattern

Construction Notes: Sweater is worked flat from the bottom up, except for the color bands knit in the round and steeked. The steeks are cut before attaching the button bands.  Sleeves are knit in the round. See the September 18, 2008 entry on the Twist Collective blog for a tutorial on steeks.

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