Charming Neckline by Susan Crawford

Charming Neckline

Knitting
November 2011
Susan Crawford Madeline
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1825 - 2920 yards (1669 - 2670 m)
eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in)
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Charming Neckline is an elegant raglan top with eye-catching details. A two-colour “fancy stitch” graces gently gathered cuffs and neckline, infusing this pattern with its titular charm. Charming Neckline is worked in separate pieces from the bottom up and then sewn together. The loose gathers and easy shape of the sweater is drawn in by a ribbed hem and the “fancy” two coloured textured stitch pattern at the cuffs, which is also echoed at the neck. This easy 1930s sweater will sing as part of a period ensemble, but look equally at home paired with trousers or a flowing tiered skirt.

Charming Neckline is knitted using Susan Crawford Madeline, a luxurious fingering weight yarn with a composition of 50% Merino wool, 50% Silk creating a beautiful soft fabric for those special projects. Shown here in shades Midnight and My Fair Lady.

Our model Lola is shown wearing the first size 76-81cm (20-32in).

The pattern includes instructions for eight sizes to fit chest measurements between 76cm (30in) and 152cm (60in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Yarn
Susan Crawford Madeline, fingering weight, 50% Merino wool, 50% Silk (400m / 427yds per 100g skein)
4 (4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9) skeins, shade Midnight
1 skein, shade My Fair Lady

Gauge
27.5 sts and 35 rows = 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch knitted flat, after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3.25mm needles.

Suggested needles
2.75mm (US2) / 3.25mm (US3) needles

Notions
Removable markers