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Mendel Pattern


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Knitting: Mendel
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, increases, decreases, short rows.

Pattern Description:

This pattern uses fingering weight yarn knit with a loose gauge to produce a flattering, lightweight and stretchy material. Drama is created using an open draped neckline and ruched hemline and sleeves.
Knit in the round from the bottom up, the ruches and hem are created as you knit. When the body is finished, sleeves are picked up and knit down from the armholes leaving you with minimal finishing when the knitting is done.


26 sts / 36 rows = 4" / 10cm in stockinette stitch on US 5 / 3.75mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Chest: 30 [32, 34, 35.75, 38, 40 / 42, 43.75, 46, 48, 50, 52.25] inches
  • Length: 23 [23.75, 24.5, 24.75, 25.25, 25.5 / 26, 26.25, 26.75, 27, 27.75, 27.75] inches


  • Cascade Yarns 'Heritage': (75% Merino Superwash / 25% Nylon; 437yds/400m per 100g skein); Color: Como Blue (5655); 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 4 / 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5] skeins
  • 1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.
  • 1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle, 24-inch length or longer for bigger sizes.
  • US 5/3.75mm double pointed needles.
  • US 4/3.5mm double pointed needles.

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle; stitch markers; waste yarn, small crochet hook.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Heritage


Como Blue

About Designer

About Designer

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Carol Feller's patterns for men, women, and children are widely published in books and magazines, including Twist Collective, Interweave Knits, Knitting in the Sun (Wiley, 2009) and Knitty. Carol blogs on and can also be found on Twitter (@stolenstitches), and Facebook (carol.feller). She lives in Cork, Ireland, with ...

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