Anna is knitted sideways from cuff to cuff with big needles. This makes her a quick and seamless knit with a very open, net-like fabric. You begin at the cuff of one ribbed sleeve, continue across the body in reverse stockinette stitch with an asymmetrical hemline and end with the second ribbed sleeve. Anna is great over a tank or t-shirt to add coverage without adding too much extra warmth.
small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x)
Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"
Length at short side: approx 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 21)”
Length at long side: approx 25 (26, 27.5, 28.5, 30, 30)”
- 5 (5, 6, 8, 10, 11) skeins Shibui Heichi (100% silk, 105 yds/50gr) sample knitted in chestnut, or
- 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins Tahki Ripple (100% mercerized cotton, 142 yds/50g),or
- approx 500 (500, 650, 800, 950, 1100) yards any worsted-aran weight yarn that gets gauge
- US #11 circ needles or size needed to obtain gauge (Smaller needles and tighter gauge will affect length more than bust measurement of garment.)
- Long circ (35” or longer) are easiest to accommodate all sts and use for magic loop
- Use dpns, two circs or magic loop for sleeves
- Locking stitch markers
12 sts and 14 rows = 4" in St st
Notes from Author
Because of the extremely open fabric the fit on Anna is a bit subjective, like wearing a fishing net, in a good way. What doesn’t stretch horizontally falls vertically and becomes more length. Anna is knitted side to side beginning with first cuff, up the sleeve, across the body and ending with the second sleeve. If you wish to modify the fit note that to add width to the garment add extra rows, to add length extra sts. If you modify, please buy extra yarn. The front and back are identical so you can wear the sweater with the angle of the hemline sloping either way.
- Julie Weisenberger
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