The Shimla Sweater has a classic drop-shoulder silhouette with several modernizing design elements, including a unique cold shoulder, short side-hem slits, and thoughtfully placed cables on the front and back. The cozy pullover is worked bottom up, and the sleeves are worked top down.
The body of this sweater is worked in the round from the lower edge to the underarm, then the upper front and back are worked separately back and forth. Sleeve stitches are picked up along both the front and back armhole, and the sleeve is worked in the round from the top down.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Rapture by Sugar Bush Yarns (50% Llama / 50% Superfine Merino; 100g/211yds): 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) Skein
ALTERNATE YARN: Umina by Mirasol (50% Royal Alpaca / 50% Extrafine Merino Wool; 100g/247yds): 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins. Umina is extremely similar to the original yarn since both yarns are made of Extrafine Merino Wool & camelid fibers. Umina is extra soft and extra warm, too.
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL). Modeled with 6.5" of positive ease.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust 34.75 (38.5, 43, 47, 50.75, 54.5)"
YARDAGE: 1055-1688 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm straight and set of Double Points, & Size US 7 / 4.5mm 24" circular needle and set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch holders, Cable Needle, Tapestry needle
GAUGE: 17 sts x 30 rows = 4" in Garter Stitch on larger needles, 6-st cable = 1.25" wide on larger needles.
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography