DROPPED RHYTHM is comfortable and soft, made in our Merry O (superwash merino and silk) and Fluffy B (alpaca lace weight boucle), just pure heaven to touch and wear.
Uncomplicated and effortless to make; the yoke is worked in one piece starting at the back and working around to the front and to the back again. The short row shaping makes the garment sit beautifully and neatly on your shoulders. Before joining the cast-on and cast-off edges you drop the central sts between the cables to create a cascade of ladders. Then all you have to do is use the 'pick-up stitches' method around the yoke to create the collar, the sleeves and the main swishy body of the garment; soft and delicious.
DROPPED RHYTHM is very elegant but funky and quite unusual at the same time.
Wear and enjoy.
To get an idea of size - Belinda wearing DROPPED RHYTHM: UK size 16/18, height 5'
YOU WILL NEED
1x 100g FLUFFY B, 800m/100g, 81% superfine alpaca, 19% polyamide and 2x 100g MERRY O, 212m/100g, 50% superwash merino, 50% silk
5mm circular needle (80cm) for main body, 5mm double pointed needles for sleeves and 5mm needles for yoke, cable needle
FINISHED SIZE: from collar to hem 65cm, width from underarm to underarm 80cm, sleeve length 35cm
GAUGE: 18sts to 10cm over stocking st on 5mm needles in Merry O
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | Rnd: round st(s): stitch(es) pm / slm: place marker / slip marker PU: pick-up RH / LH: right-hand / left-hand RS / WS: right-side facing / wrong-side facing yo: yarn over, starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back. When you reach a yo on next row, k st as directed. This should create a hole. k2tog/p2tog: k/p 2sts together as one st tbl: to back of loop; work into the back of the st as directed k2tog tlb/p2tog tbl = knit/purl next 2sts together through the back loops, c6F: cable over 6sts crossing sts at front of work, place next 3sts on cable needle, leave at front of work, k3, then k3 from cable needle yo: yarn over (increase), starting at front of work pass yarn over the right-hand needle to back. When you reach yo on next row, work as directed.