Choice of yarn is REALLY important for this pattern. It was designed to be knit in Manos SILK BLEND
, which is a mostly drapey, but still a bouncy silk/wool blend. The shape of the sweater is, by nature, very boxy, and the drape of the yarn makes up for and lets the sleeves hang, and the whole thing cling in a fetching way. Choose something with a significant silk, bamboo, or tencel content to get a similar drape. Also wash and block your swatch. Some of these fibers behave differently after washing.
Finished bust circumference: 32½ (36, 40½, 44, 48½, 52, 56½)”.
Length: 21 (21¾, 22½, 23, 23¾, 24¼, 24¾)”
Any Sport/DK weight yarn, approx. 50g/150 yds), 4 (5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8) sk.
Shown in Manos del Uruguay SILK BLEND, color: Natural.
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4“ over St st with larger needles
22 stitches and 22 rows = 4“ over Lace Mesh with larger needles
*Though not stated explicitly, any time you are working the Lace Mesh stitch, use the larger needle, as listed in the gauge section.
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