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I've been driven to create for as long as I can remember. Although I'm concentrating on knitting right now, I also love to sew, weave, and crochet.

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Mrs. Chenowith

from getoffmylawndesigns.com
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mrs. Chenowith
Mrs. Chenowith
Mrs. Chenowith
Mrs. Chenowith
Mrs. Chenowith

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round
  • Pick up stitches
  • Yarn over
  • K2tog, ssk

Pattern Description:

I recently binged on 5 seasons of a glorious tv series called "Six Feet Under". Possibly my least favorite character (although fairly entertaining) was Brenda's mom, Mrs. Margaret Chenowith. She's selfish, crass, inappropriate, and often drunk at lunch. But, I always looked forward to seeing what interesting outfit she might be wearing next. This sweater is inspired by one she donned at yet another 2 martini lunch scene with daughter Brenda. (Season 4, episode 5, for any SFU fans out there)
Mrs. Chenowith will be flattering on most body types, with it's close fit, smallish gauge, and waist shaping. Your lovely collarbone will be the center of attention with a wide ballet neck, while the alpaca keeps you nice and toasty. A reversible ribbed lace pattern used for arms and collar will keep you entertained, while being simple enough to work from memory. Knit-in hems and an i-cord finish will be well worth the extra effort, for a clean, professional looking knit.


24 sts/32 rows=4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needle
24 sts/30 rows=4"/10 cm in lace pattern on larger needle

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 3134, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53"/ 78.5(86.5, 94, 104, 114.5, 124.5, 134.5)cm


  • Frog Tree Alpaca Sport 100% alpaca; 130 yd per 50 gram skein; color: 026/Burgundy; 9(10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16) skeins

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 US #3/3.25mm circular needle, 24 inch (for body & collar)
  • 1 US #4/3.5mm circular needle, 24 inch (for body & collar)
  • Circular needles in 3.25mm and 3.5 mm long enough for magic loop (for sleeves), or two circulars for the two circular method
  • 2 stitch markers
  • waste yarn
  • tapestry needle
  • crochet hook, about same size as knitting needles