A simple autumnal top designed to keep you toasty warm. The A line shaping created a comfy, flattering garment and fits comfortably over long sleeves. The gathered sleeve caps add a touch of whimsy. A simple broken garter pattern highlights the complementary yarn on the hems. You can find more details, favorite, and queue it on Ravelry.
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Stammel is knit from the bottom up in one piece with short rows to shape the neckline. The texture at the hems highlights a brightly colored yarn. I used a touch of special handspun but have also swatched in several commercially available yarns.
Stammel is graded in ten sizes with bust circumferences of 29 (32, 36, 40, 43, 47, 51, 54, 58, 62)”/73.5 (81.5, 91.5, 101.5, 109, 119.5, 129.5, 137, 147.5, 157.5) cm. It is modeled with 0 ease, I recommend no more than 1″ of negative ease and I believe the a-line garment looks better with a little positive ease.
The yarn used for the CC is a handspun blend including romney, montadale, and mohair. The singles were spun woolen and the finished yarn is a 8 wpi three ply.
I have swatched four commercial yarns for the CC. Several mohair blends closely match my handspun and I can recommend Green Mountain Spinnery’s Mountain Mohair (swatched in raspberry) Peace Fleece Worsted (swatched in ancient fern) Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted (swatched in jack’s plum). If you are looking for a non-mohair substitute I recommend Harrisville Highlands (swatched in cornflower).