Moxie!

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The Moxie Pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down in the round. The yoke is worked in a hybrid of ‘round’ yoke and raglan shaping with subtle neck shaping integrated into the yoke construction. The body and sleeves are separated and worked seamlessly to the cuff.

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The pullover shown uses 2 strands of Swans Island fingering weight/sock yarn held together throughout (more on that in the next post), substitute a heavy DK/Worsted weight yarn to get gauge using a single strand.

In homage to my friend Thea, I have a cocktail for this sweater, Moxie and Gin, aka the New Englander, also a song by the gone but not completely forgotten VT Bluegrass band Pine Island.

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Finished Measurements
34, 36, 37 ½, 39, 41, 42 ½, 45, 47 ¼, 49”

Materials
900 (975, 1050, 1125, 1200, 1300,1400, 1500, 1600) yards Worsted Weight yarn
or
1800 (1950, 2100, 2250, 2400, 2600, 2800, 3000, 3200) yards Fingering Weight yarn (yarn held double)

Shown here
Swans Island 100 %wool; 525yards/480m/100g skein color: Bittersweet and Logwood; 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins each

Needles
Neck, hem and cuff:
US 4/3.25mm: 16” & 24” circular needles for body and sleeves. 4 or 5 double pointed (DPN) needles for sleeve cuff
Body and sleeves:
US 6/4mm: 16” & 24” circular needles for body, 4 or 5 DPN for sleeves

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), waste yarn for holders, tapestry needle

Gauge
20 sts x 28 rows= 4” in Stockinette stitch with larger needle with yarn held double

The pattern is available for purchase in the Savory Knitting Shop on Ravelry

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I had some really wonderful test knitter work this project and I can’t thank you ladies enough. The test in this case was not so much the construction or the sizing but of my ability to write a pattern for something I have not yet knit (AND WE DID IT!). This process proved to me that it is much harder to follow a pattern then it is to make one up and write it down after ;-p

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2 Responses to Moxie!

  1. Francis says:

    Recommended ease amount?

    • admin says:

      Totally up to you! This is a pretty forgiving pattern, I knit the 36″ which gives me about an inch of positive ease. I don’t think I’d go lower then -1″ or more then 3″ though.