Serpentine by Truly Myrtle. It’s easy to feel ready for life’s adventures when you’re snuggled in a woollen hug. The twists and turns of unexpected challenges seem more manageable when we’re warm and comfy. Serpentine is a jumper for life in all her glory. Sloppy and oh-so-easy to wear, she’s the soft armour we need to feel strong enough to climb high mountains and conquer our fears. She’s the embrace that encourages us to keep striving when things get tough. Serpentine’s fun, thoughtful construction will have you entertained every step of the way. Begin by knitting wavy cabled panels for each shoulder, then pick up stitches along their edges and work down the front and back before joining the body in the round and leaving stitches aside to be grafted together to form sleeves. Serpentine’s sides are shaped ever-so-slightly to give her a modern twist and she ends with a fun split hem and twisted cuffs.
Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10 cm with US 8/5 mm needles, in reverse stockinette st, flat and in the round, after wet blocking; Cabled panel knitted with US 8/4.5 mm needles measures 4”/10 cm wide
Finished Measurements: Bust circumference 42 (49.5, 55.5, 61.5, 69)“/ 105 (124, 139, 154, 173) cm; Total length, from top of shoulder 23.75 (24.75, 25.5, 26.25, 27.25)“/60.5 (63, 65, 66.5, 69) cm; Sample shown in size 2 with approx. 12.5”/32 cm of ease
Materials Used: 7 (8, 10, 11, 13) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yds/128 m per 50g skein); The sample used just under 8 skeins of Button Jar; If substituting yarn, approx. 900 (1120, 1300, 1460, 1700) yds/820 (1020, 1190, 1340, 1550) m of worsted-weight yarn.
Needle Size: US 8/5 mm and US 7/4.5 mm needles at least 32”/80 cm long and also size US 8/5 mm and US 7/4.5 mm needles for knitting small circumferences; Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge; 3 stitch markers (2 removable in 2 different colours), waste yarn or stitch holder, yarn needle
Pattern Includes: Written Instructions
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner - Confident Knitter