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I used to live in Noe Valley, a beautiful neighborhood in San Francisco that was said to be one of the sunniest of the city. While it was quite sunny at times, I would walk around the corner many mornings to grab a cup of coffee and a muffin and be met with chilly winds that certainly reminded me that I was still in San Francisco!
This sweater is exactly what I would have wanted all those San Francisco mornings.
Lots of delicious cable work to keep the knitting interesting and to add tons of textural interest to the front and back of this sweater. The sloped shoulders and poncho shaping give it a very urban feel add to its cozy chic quality.
Its long length keeps your mid-section warm and is very flattering with your skinny jeans. The deep cowl neck is super cozy.
It's a piece that is very easy to throw on top of a long-sleeve tee just to keep the chill away as you walk around your favorite city.
This poncho vest is knit in Berocco Ultra Alpaca, which has the perfect combination of softness, warmth, and gorgeous stitch definition.
Errata on Schematic on p. 12 (found 3/6/14; new PDF uploaded 3/13/14): The third measurment down on the right side of the schematic should be 17 ¾ (17 ¾, 18 ¼, 18, 17 ¾, 18 ¼)” [45 (45, 46.5, 45.5, 45, 46.5) cm]. It is the height at which shoulder shaping begins (not incl. the ribbed bottom).
Finished Knit Measurements: At Bust (not incl. ribbed borders): 35 (38 ½, 42, 46 ½, 51, 54 ½)" [89 (98, 106.5, 129.5, 138.5) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" [71-76 (81.5-86.5, 91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127) cm].
Skill Level: /Experienced with Cables.
Yarn Used: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Super Fine Alpaca/50% Peruvian Wool; 3.5 oz/100g [215 yds/198 m] per ball): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) hanks in Twinkle Mix #62169.
Pattern Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Rev St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn in an alpaca wool blend with a gauge of 4 - 5 sts = 1" [2.5 cm] on size 8 needles [5 mm].
Total Yardage Required: 990 (1065, 1165, 1250, 1325, 1435) yds [905 (974, 1065, 1143, 1212, 1312) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; Size 8 [5 mm] 16-20" [40-50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (for working Cowl Neck).
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