Milou

pattern price: $6.50



Longing for Spring during the cold winter months put Milou in my head. A light sweater in a fingering weight, Milou combines dainty lacy cables with a large travelling cable to create an eye-catching panel on the front. From there, oval cables run down the body to a seed stitch hem, while two repeats of lacy cables adorn the cuffs of the sleeves. Milou is knit from the top down and is entirely seamless. The pattern includes instructions for a short hem and a wide, split hem, as well as for three-quarter length and short sleeves. Charts and written instructions are provided for the cabled front panel.
SIZE: XS/S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X) (shown in size XS/S).

MEASUREMENTS:
Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 40.5, 44.25, 47.5, 50.5) inches or 85 (95.5, 103, 112.5, 120.5, 128.5) cm. Choose a bust size that is 0.5-1.5 inches or 1.5-4cm larger than your bust measurement. Length from shoulder: long hem: 22 (22, 22, 23, 23, 23) inches or 56 (56, 56, 58.5, 58.5, 58.5) cm, short hem: 19.75 (19.75, 19.75, 20.75, 20.75, 20.75) inches or 50 (50, 50, 52.5, 52.5, 52.5) cm.
GAUGE: 24 sts/32 Rnds = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch after blocking.

MATERIALS NEEDED:
Fingering weight yarn, approximate yardage:
Three-quarter length sleeves and long hem: 940 (1120, 1360, 1640, 1920, 2280) yds or 860 (1025, 1245, 1500, 1755, 2085) m.
Three-quarter length sleeves and short hem: 880 (1060, 1280, 1540, 1810, 2170) yds or 805 (970, 1170, 1410, 1655, 1985) m.
Short sleeves and long hem: 760 (1020, 1240, 1520, 1770, 2070) yds or 695 (935, 1135, 1390, 1620, 1895) m.
Short sleeves and short hem: 700 (960, 1160, 1420, 1660, 1960) yds or 640 (880, 1060, 1300, 1520, 1910) m.
29-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge, 1 set US #5/3.75mm double-point needles or same size as circular needle used, 8 stitch markers, 2 stitch holders or scrap yarn, cable needle, darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE SWEATERS PICTURED:
Green sweater: String Theory Caper Sock [80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 400yd/366m per 113g/4oz skein]; color: Jade; 3 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins. Pink sweater: Araucania Ranco Solid [75% wool, 25% nylon; 376yd/344m per 100g/3.53oz skein]; color: fuschia; 2 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins.

TECHNIQUES: Cable knitting, knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing.

PATTERN NOTES: The sweater is knit from the top down, working in the round on a circular needle with raglan increases. The sleeves are worked in the round on a set of double pointed needles.


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