FD-66 Ionic Shell
Front and back are knit separately from the hem up from a provisional cast on. Body is worked in an attractive mock-rib stitch that is fun and easy to do. I-cord edgings, added after the sweater has been assembled, give the top a polished look.
Also coordinates with the Doric socks, and Corintihian cardigan.
Yarn: DK weight 700, 800, 900 [1000, 1125, 1250, 1275] yards.
Gauge: 24 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in Body sts, blocked.
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size required for gauge and US 6 (4 mm) for I-cord.
Crochet hooks: US E (3.5 mm), or size that matches or is slightly larger than the smaller needle size used, for provisional cast on.
Finished size: 32, 36, 40 [44, 48, 52, 56] in; 81.3, 91.4, 101.6 [111.8, 121.9, 132.1, 142.2] cm.
Notions: waste yarn, 4 sts markers.
Skills: k2tog, k3tog, ssk, YO, make 1, provisional cast on, I-cord.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.