Desert Queen

$8.00

Desert Queen is worked in pieces from the bottom up. The back features a garter border and A-line shaping. Short rows shape the shoulders. The Front is worked in the same manner as the back through the A-line shaping, and then an eyelet pattern is worked on the front yoke.

Once the fronts are complete, the shoulders are joined with a 3-Needle Bind Off, and the sides are seamed. Stitches are picked up at the neck and armholes, one round is worked, and then stitches are bound off for a clean edge.

DESIGNER
Meghan Kelly
YARN
Kelbourne Woolens Mojave: slate gray 025, 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6) skeins.
GAUGE
22 sts + 28 rows = 4″ in St st on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16″ (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 32″ (80 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 32″ (80 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
NOTIONS
4 locking stitch markers, darning needle.
SIZE
34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58)” [86.5 (96.5, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm] bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 2″ (5 cm) of positive ease. Please see schematic for more detailed finished measurements.
SKILLS
Simple yarn over patterning, seaming, picking up stitches.

  • For a tutorial on working from charts, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on working short row shaping, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on working mattress stitch, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on evenly picking up stitches, visit our tips and tricks here.
  • For a tutorial on working the Three Needle Bind-Off, visit our tips and tricks here.

Photography by Linette Kielinski

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