Cozy and elegant garter-stitch cocoon with dolman (batwing) sleeves and wrap-around collar that forms a yoke in back. Easy and fun - a nice first-sweater project.
Madam Secretary is knit sideways in one piece beginning with a provisional cast on at the back. More provisional cast-ons, along with simple short rows and decreases, create the shape. Collar/yoke stitches are continued from provisional cast-on stitches along front edges, and are picked up and knitted along back neckline.
Sizing: If in between sizes, make the next size up.
Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply (worsted weight yarn): Angelic (merino angora), Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1-3⁄4 oz / 50 g): 10 (11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins. Shown in Angelic smoke.
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that creates a loose fabric at gauge: 1310 (1410, 1510, 1610, 1720, 1820, 1930) yds.
Gauge: 17 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch.
Techniques used: Provisional cast on, simple short rows (explained), knit, k2tog, ssk, pick up and knit, bind off.
Pattern includes: Written instructions, schematic, glossary.