PLEASE NOTE: One or more yarns used in this project have been discontinued. You may be able to locate it at #.com or selected retail locations, but supplies are limited. If you wish to make this project using a substitute yarn, please go to the Yarn Substitution Chart. Please keep in mind that you should always begin with a gauge swatch and be sure to convert yardage for any substitute yarn.
Caron Jewel Box™ 10(12.5, 15) oz. Obisidian or color of your choice.
Size 9 knitting needles or size to reach gauge below.
Using 9 needles, in St st: 14 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm.
TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS.
CO 64 (70,78) sts; beg St st.Work even until piece measures 12 (13, 14)" from beg, end WS row.
Shape Armholes: (RS) BO 5(6,7) sts beg of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st ea side every other row 5(6,7) times. – 44(46,50) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 5" from beg of shaping, end with a WS
Shape Neck: (RS) Work across first 16 (17, 19) sts, join a second ball of yarn and bind off next 12 sts, work to end. Working both sides at same time, at ea neck edge, dec 2 sts once, then dec 1 st every other row 4 (5, 7) times – 10 sts remain each shoulder. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8.5, 9)" from beg of shaping. BO.
Work same as for back.
Block pieces to measurements. Join shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Weave in ends.
Hand washing and drying: Turn inside out and wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water. Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO DRY.
When using Jewel Box, be sure to tie a knot at the beginning of each skein and at both yarn ends when joining. A small amount of shedding can be expected when using this yarn under normal conditions.