Keeping Warm

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Beautifully patterned, timeless sweater, worked seamlessly from top down. Although it may look complicated at first, the stitch patterns are actually very easy, you will never use more than one color at a time. The collar is worked in two-color Brioche stitch and the pattern at the bottom of the body is worked in Slip-stitch technique.

The pattern includes photo tutorials for lifted increases, German short rows and Brioche stitch. The Slip-stitch pattern is both charted and written. The sample is worked without waist shaping but instructions for waist shaping are included in the pattern.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
Bust circumference of the finished sweater: 30 ¾ (34 ¾, 38 ¾, 42 ¾, 46 ¾, 50 ¾)” / 78 (88, 98, 108.5, 118.5, 129) cm.
The sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 2 ¾” / 7 cm of positive ease which is already built in into each size. Shown in size S.

YARN
Fingering-weight yarn, approximately:
1050 (1155, 1265, 1390, 1520, 1695) yds / 960 (1055, 1155, 1270, 1390, 1550) m of MC (main color)
240 (255, 270, 285, 295, 310) yds / 220 (235, 245, 260, 270, 285) m of CC (contrasting color)

Shown in: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (420 yds / 384 m per 100 g skein, 100 % superwash merino wool):
Moonstone as MC
Edison Bulb as CC

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
two size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needles, 16” / 40 cm long for the collar and for the beginning of raglan increases and 32” / 80 cm long for the rest of the raglans and body
size 4 US / 3.5 mm double pointed needles for the sleeves (or the longer circular needle above if using Magic Loop technique)

4 stitch markers
row counter
waste yarn for holding the sleeve stitches
tapestry needle to weave in the yarn ends

GAUGE
24 sts and 34 rnds in Stockinette stitch = 4” / 10 cm
20 sts and 52 rnds* in Two-color Brioche = 4” / 10 cm
28 sts and 52 rnds in Slip stitch pattern = 4” / 10 cm
Please note that the gauge is measured after blocking.

1 chain stitch equals 2 worked rounds which means that for every 4” / 10 cm there are 26 chain stitches. Achieving the correct row gauge is not crucial for the Brioche stitch.

€ 5.40 (pdf download)